HATIESBURG, MS - The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting the 38th Annual Waterborne Symposium. The symposium will be held Feb. 28 – March 4, 2011, in the New Orleans Historic Downtown District.

The Waterborne Symposium features scientific presentations and discussions, offering an ideal place to learn, network and relax with the leading experts in the field of polymer science and surface coatings.

Conference organizers welcome papers pertaining to new and emerging technologies related to materials, processes, production, characterization, application and markets in the field of surface coatings. Papers will be selected based on submitted abstracts. Papers judged to be principally commercial in nature will not be accepted. Papers must be original, representing recent advancements in coatings science and related disciplines.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Aug. 14, 2010. For additional information, visit www.psrc.usm.edu/waterborne.