In the Classroom with Clifford Pafford ’75

Alumnus Cliff Pafford ’75 visited Dublin science classes this spring with colleague John Becker to talk about careers and new technologies in materials science. Cliff is the marketing manager for Creative Materials Limited in Palmer, MA, a company that designs and manufactures technologically advanced coatings and building materials that are used for the automotive, building and construction industries, barrier coatings, waterproofing and more – all using green technology. 

Cliff and John talked with students in the Chemistry classes, AP Chemistry and AP Environmental Science and demonstrated the use of innovative waterproofing materials. They also discussed various environmental hazards, especially VOC’s.

Student remarks from Myles Spencer ’15: “I thought that what he talked about was really cool and interesting. I didn’t realize how cool material science could be and was. I was glad he came and did demonstrations and would love for him to come back again.” 

We’d like to send a special thanks to Cliff and John for the time and energy they put into this effort.