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Welcome to the 41st Annual Waterborne, High-Solids, and Powder Coatings Symposium

February 24-28, 2014

Sponsored by the School of Polymers & High Performance Materials, at The University of Southern Mississippi

Proceeds from the Waterborne Symposium are deposited into the USM Research Foundation and are used to endow scholarships for students in the Polymer Science program at USM as well as for general program development.


People involved with technical and marketing aspects of the coatings industry are invited to attend the 2014 Waterborne Symposium.  Both new entrants as well as veterans of the industry will find the Symposium stimulating and informational, with plenty of opportunities to interact with peers and experts. 

Short Courses


Shortcourses will be held Monday and Tuesday, February 24-25.



Technology Showcase


Please join us in seeing the latest innovations and trends in the coatings world.  Exhibitors will be showcasing products and services and will be able to answer your questions.  The Technology Showcase will be held Tuesday night through Thursday, February 25-27. 



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Our Department

The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Polymer Science and Engineering and in Sports and High Performance Materials. University of Southern Mississippi's School of Polymers and High Performance Materials has always pursued excellence in education. Our graduates are found in all corners of the nation.

Important Dates

Short Courses: Monday-Tuesday, February 24-25

Technology Showcase Exhibit Hall: Tuesday-Thursday, February 25-27

Opening Reception: Tuesday Evening, February 25

Symposium: Wednesday-Friday, February 26-28

Welcome Reception: Wednesday Evening, February 26

Student Poster Session: Thursday, February 27

Awards: Friday, February 28