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The Waterborne Symposium

Environmentally Friendly Coating Technologies

Mission Statement:

To administer the preeminent educational/technical forum in the United States directed to the science and technology of surface coatings and  to provide revenue to support and advance the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi.


Our Program Is Comprised of the Following Components:

  • Short Courses:  Sunday, February 4 --Tuesday, February 6, 2018

  • Symposium:  Wednesday, February 7 – Friday, February 9, 2018

  • Expert Panel Session: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

  • Technology Showcase:  Tuesday, February 6 – Thursday, February 8, 2018

  • Student Poster Session: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Description of Components:

  • Short Courses – Train your team and expand your knowledge. Short and intense training sessions.

  • Symposium: Technical Sessions – Stay up-to-date on cutting edge research from leading experts in both Academia and Industry.

  • Technology Showcase Exhibit Hall – Promote your company and your new technology in a small and intimate setting. Excellent interaction with attendees and potential customers.

  • Interactive Student Poster Session: Students from the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials compete in a poster competition.  This is a great time to interact with out students and see what they are working on. Annual Resume Books and Student  Interview Session are also part of our student day. This is a great opportunity for companies to find potential employees.

  •  Expert Panel Session – A new topic each year