The July 23 opening of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, also known as Inventure Place, in Akron, Ohio, gave the Society of Plastics Engineers' Akron Section something to celebrate. A street party held in honor of the event featured activities geared to teach children about science. At SPE's booth Akron Section President Melanie Stewart and other members showed children how to make changing color patterns by building up layers of clear plastic tape between two polarized sheets. Among the Hall of Fame inductees into Inventure Place were Waldo Semon, who discovered a way to plasticize PVC at BFGoodrich Co., and Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar at DuPont Co.
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