SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - The Polymers and Coatings program at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, will offer a “Polymers and Coatings Introductory Short Course” during the week of July 20-24, 2015. The one-week course will cover many aspects of coating technology including resin chemistry, pigments and fillers, additives, VOC testing, application aspects, and rheology with emphasis on liquid coatings. The course includes daily laboratory sessions during which participants prepare and test polymers and coatings. The short course will bring together a mix of academic and industrial experts in the field to guarantee both fundamental and application aspects are addressed with equal emphasis.

The early registration deadline for this course is June 21, 2015. Register now at

For more information about the short course, visit, e-mail, or contact Dr. Ray Fernando at 805/756.2395, Polymers and Coatings Program, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, CA 93407.