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This new online resource provides unprecedented amounts of information on coatings history - from informative sites, photographs, lectures, news articles, patents, journal articles, out-of-print titles, and much more. In addition to basic coatings information, the Sidney Lauren Online Learning Center  Resources Database contains images, plus information such as drawings, newspaper clippings, and other historical documents related to the study of coatings. Users can search by author, patent, publication, and other categories.

With a base of information—and more being added daily—the database provides information and resources that would otherwise be difficult or time-consuming to find.

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Special Support

Our many thanks to the Coatings Industry Education Foundation (CIEF) for their generous support of this project. 

Our thanks to David and Barbara Lauren (Sidney Lauren's children) for their genereous contributions of time, items, and money to make this project a success.


About the School of Polymers at The University of Southern Mississippi

The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi offers undergraduate and graduate programs leading to Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Polymer Science and Engineering and in Sports and High Performance Materials. The goal of our undergraduate and graduate program is to educate incoming students in the theory and practice of polymer science, which is revolutionary and changing the face of our society. Students in all of our degree programs receive valuable training for a career in academia, commerce and manufacture which process and use polymeric materials. The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Polymers and High Performance Materials has always pursued excellence in undergraduate and graduate studies and many of our former students hold prominent positions in many scientific and technical organizations. Our graduates are found in all corners of the nation.

The faculty members of Southern Mississippi's School of Polymers and High Performance Materials are drawn from various disciplines including chemistry, physics, and chemical engineering. The multidisciplinary nature of the program is exemplified by extensive collaboration among faculty members, with the aim of understanding the fundamental principles which underlie the properties of polymeric materials. All of the faculty members have earned the highest degree in their field and many have industrial experience. Their dedication to innovation, education and research is respected world-wide.

The School of Polymer Science and High Performance Materials combines award-winning research with innovative teaching to produce some of the best polymer scientists, both undergraduate and gradute level, in the country.  Programs offered: