November 1, 2011 - The Sidney Lauren online learning center made it's debut.

September 23, 2011 - The Sidney Lauren Learning Center held its grand opening ceremony on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. 

May 2011 - The CIEF made a generous donation to the Polymer Science Program at The University of Southern Mississippi to build and implement the Sidney Lauren Memorial Learning center.  This center includes:

  • The Sidney Lauren coatings lab, located in the Southern Miss School of Polymers and High Performance Materials    
  • An online learning center – www.laurenlearningcenter.com– where students can access lectures, resources, patents and more.
  • A physical learning center with a state-of-the-art touch screen computer system located in the coatings lab for students to use, and a library/archive of coatings related materials and information.