In this graduate-level laboratory class, the students will learn a variety of valuable techniques for the syntheses and characterization of high molecular weight polymers. This course offers a combination of traditional/historical polymer synthesis (i.e. Urea/Formaldehyde thermoset formation, interfacial polymerization of Nylon, determination of reactivity ratios for copolymerizations) and modern polymerization techniques (i.e. RAFT, ATRP, Living ROP) along with relevant polymer characterization techniques used in today's synthetic polymer landscape (i.e. GPC, MALDI, light scattering, NMR, TGA, DSC, etc.).