Region’s reputation for biomimicry research brings international visitors and acclaim

Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Dan Shingler.

The University of Akron’s international reputation continues to grow, but it’s pythons, not polymers, that are attracting the attention this time. The university hosted a group of Japanese delegates who came at the end of April to see what the school and its partner, Great Lakes Biomimicry, have been doing. Biomimicry is a growing field that entails finding answers to human engineering problems by studying nature.

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Originally published May 2, 2017.

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