SEC. 57-55-13. Mississippi Polymer Institute established; functions and duties.
(1) The Mississippi Polymer Institute, hereinafter referred to as the MPI, is hereby established under the management and control of the board of trustees of state institutions of higher learning. The principal offices of the MPI shall be located at the University of Southern Mississippi and shall be under the direction of the president and such other administrative authorities within the university as the board of trustees may determine.
(2) It shall be the function of the MPI to conduct and sponsor research of interest to the polymer industries of the state, and to disseminate research results and other information of interest to appropriate individuals and research agencies for whom such knowledge will be helpful, and to the Mississippi polymer industries by conducting and sponsoring short courses, seminars and symposia. Said research shall be designed to increase the utilization of Mississippi raw materials in polymers and to support the rapidly growing polymer industry. Data from applications research will be released to appropriate Mississippi research agencies and industries for appropriate utilization. The MPI shall be organized to coordinate polymer research, planning and development with the appropriate disciplines in other institutions of higher learning and other state, federal and private agencies concerned with the development of Mississippi's polymer industry.
SOURCES: Laws, 1983, ch. 512, Secs. 13, 14, eff from and after July 1, 1983.