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 18-22, 2011. The course will cover many aspects of coating technology including resin chemistry, pigments and fillers, additives, VOC testing, application aspects, and rheology; the emphasis will be on liquid coatings. The course includes daily laboratory sessions during which participants prepare and test polymers and coatings. For more information, visit www.polymerscoatings.calpoly.edu/short%20courses.htm