ROLLA, MO - Missouri S&T, formerly UMR, will be offering its short course, "Basic Composition of Coatings," September 24-28, 2012. The basic composition course is intended for new personnel in the coatings profession. It targets the components of coatings (resin, pigments, extenders, solvents and additives), testing and specifications, general formulation, and manufacturing methods. It is primarily a lecture course with several laboratory demonstrations.

"Introduction to Paint Formulation" will be offered October 22-26, 2012. This course is intended to give participants a fundamental knowledge of how to approach a starting formulation and troubleshoot it. The course involves both lecture and laboratory work.

For more information, visit To register, contact Catherine Hancock at or, or call 573/341.4419. Courses will be held on the Rolla, MO, Campus.