Our Story

The Polymers in Northeast Ohio conference (PiNO) has always been managed by the Macromolecular Student Organization (MSO). We are the student government for Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.

Years ago, students of MSO wanted to create a local conference to create opportunities for recent graduates to find jobs. Utilizing the number of company contacts and collaborations they had, a job fair was created that was so successful that it continues to this day.

About PiNO

The goal of PiNO is ultimately to connect attendees to the industrial world. However, a number of other services are offered as well. These range from professional headshots to one-on-one meeting opportunities with companies in your field.

PiNO also is very attractive from the perspective of companies. In addition to a simple advertisement, this event offers a situation in which highly skilled graduates line up to speak to company representatives. Additionally, companies have the option to sponsor poster awards, which has certainly bolstered attendance in previous years.


PiNO 2019 Agenda

PiNO 2019 is scheduled to be held at the Tinkham Veale University Center on Jun 14th, 2019. From 8 am to 5 pm, various events are planned, including (but not limited to) job fairs, a networking lunch, and an opportunity to hear from speakers that are leaders in their field. Parking and hotel information will follow soon.

Meet the Team


Susan Kozawa

PiNO Advisor


Erik Price

Co-director - University Affairs


Sunsheng Zhu

Co-director - Industrial Affairs


William Martin


Tyler Schneider


Xinyue Chen


Kristen Rohm


Dana Klein