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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 19 - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • Symposium:  Wednesday, February 22 – Friday, February 24, 2017

  • Expert Panel Session: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • Technology Showcase:  Tuesday, February 21 – Thursday, February 23, 2017

  • Student Poster Session: Thursday, February 23, 2017

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 bothAcademia 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 Booksand 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