Applied Polymer Technology Extension Consortium ....was originally created by an act of the
Louisiana Legislature as a university-affiliated, not-for-profit,
state-sanctioned engine of economic development, research, teaching and
outreach. APTEC now enjoys
all the freedom of any other non-profit and combines the physical and human resources of polymer-strong universities
along the Gulf Coast. Unlike a government
bureaucracy, APTEC operates at the speed of business. Universities
benefit as APTEC scientists mine great ideas for long-term, fundamental
study. APTEC provides swift and expert evaluation of intellectual
property potential. APTEC is also engaged in community improvement and
development of a new generation of entrepreneurs.
at LSU students and faculty visit Thermaltec's Jim Landry at South Campus
March 20, 2009
use regional academic infrastructure to foster research, improve
the economy, tackle the most exciting fundamental problems and train students.
To be the "go to" resource for polymer science and engineering
education, research, and business opportunity.
To attract talented individuals to polymer science, retain them and teach them to
develop wealth through good ideas, sound business practices and camaraderie.
APTEC originated in
the south-central US, but members can come from anywhere. They are often
employed by universities or businesses, but when someone participates in an
APTEC function, those affiliations are left at the door to pursue the greater
good. Some of the most frequent affiliations are: LSU, Tulane, Southern, University of Louisiana-Lafayette,
University of Southern Mississippi, Grambling, Advanced Polymer Monitoring
Board of Directors
Treasurer, Kerry M.
Board Member Functions