RESOURCES to take you from RESIN to RESULTS! The Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) is an industry outreach agency currently located in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Polymers and High Performance Materials. Outreach activities include the following technical and scientific services: 1. Analytical and physical testing for process improvement, cost reduction, product performance improvement, raw material changes and troubleshooting. 2. Workforce training for current employees, new hires and high school polymer science programs. 3. New product development and commercialization support through polymer synthesis, product design, process development and rapid prototyping.