YPSILANTI, MI - The Coatings Research Institute of Eastern Michigan University is offering a number of professional development courses for the spring of 2009. Principles and Practices of Coating Formulation will be offered May 12-13. Understanding Coating Raw Materials will take place May 14. Emulsion Polymerization and Waterborne Coatings will be offered June 2-4, and Coatings and Corrosion Control Technologies will take place June 16-18, 2009.