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The First Annual Sidney Lauren Memorial Lecture: CIEF: Industry’s Vital Link to Dedicated University Coatings Science Programs, Students, & Graduates

George Schmitz, Robert J. Seidewand


The Coatings Industry Education Foundation (CIEF) is the coatings industry’s foremost non-profit coatings technologies educational platform. For over 25 years, CIEF has fostered the evolution of a nationwide network of top-flight U.S. university undergraduate and graduate polymers and coatings programs, where highly motivated students receive CIEF scholarships to pursue degrees in the field, perform cutting-edge research, and prepare to enter the industry.

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