General Information

General Information
Course Locations
Directions to Rolla
Lodging in Rolla
Industry Contacts
Recreation in Rolla
Contact Us/Register


General Information:
  • The course fee includes classroom materials, instruction, coffee breaks and refreshments
  • The Rolla Campus courses also include a get-acquainted dinner and a certificate awards banquet
  • All other meals and lodging are not included
  • Detailed information including a campus map, classroom and parking locations, hotel amenities, etc, will be sent to all registrants
  • Specific information about the material covered in each course can be found on the individual course pages
  • To enroll or if you have any questions, Contact Us



Introduction to Paint Formulation, will be held on the Missouri S&T Campus, Rolla, Missouri

      The Missouri University of Science and Technologyis located in Rolla, Missouri, a small university town located 110 miles Southwest of St. Louis and 110 miles Northeast of Springfield, Missouri. Lying in the Northern foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Rolla is in a beautifully scenic and easily accessible area.   Interstate 44 runs from St. Louis through Rolla, to the Southwest (Historic Route U.S. 66). U.S. Highway 63 passes through Rolla in a North-South direction, and Missouri Highway 72 terminates in Rolla from the Southeast.



For courses being held on the Missouri S&T Campus, Rolla, Missouri you will need to fly in to the St. Louis Lambert Airport.  Those of you wishing to drive from the airport to Rolla will find the 110 miles to be all interstate highway.  Upon leaving the airport, take 1-70 West to I-270 South to 1-44 (exit labeled Tulsa). Exit onto 1-44 West and proceed to Rolla.  The rental of a car at the airport is the recommended method of transportation from the airport since it gives better mobility in Rolla.  There is also an airport in Springfield, Missouri which is approximately 110 miles South West of Rolla, Missouri if you are coming from the South West.  You will need to call that airport to obtain information on car rentals etc.



For short courses being held on the Missouri S&T Campus-Rolla, Missouri, a block of rooms has been reserved at the following locations:

The Hampton Inn - (573) 308-1060
The Drury Inn - (573) 364-4000
Zeno's Motel - (573) 364-1301
Holiday Inn Express - (573) 364-8200

Each of the above motels has a special pricing for the Coatings Institute and you must mention the Institute when making your reservations in order to receive the special pricing and ensure yourself a room.  The number of rooms set aside for the Institute is limited and you are responsible for making your own reservations.


Industry Contacts:  

Over the years participants have found that one special benefit of the short courses has been the expanding of contacts in the industry. Opportunities are provided for acquaintances to be made, for each student to ask questions of special interest and to enter into discussions in class.



Many recreational activities can be enjoyed within an easy drive of Rolla such as canoeing in the national scenic waterways, trout fishing in one of our state parks or just fishing in one of our lakes, hiking in the Mark Twain National Forest, or spelunking in a Missouri Cave.  If you care to come a few days early or stay a few days longer, you may want to visit the historical sites, picnic in the many parks, tour the nearby wineries or just relax and enjoy the Ozark scenery.   This easy access to outdoor activities makes Rolla an attractive place to visit.


Contact Us:

If you have more questions or need help in any way please contact Dr. Michael Van De Mark, Director.  You may contact him at any of the addresses listed below.


Telephone: (573) 341-4882 

Dr. Michael Van De Mark, Director
Missouri S&T Coatings Institute
104 Schrenk Hall,

400 W. 11th St.
Rolla, Missouri 65409-1020

You may also use the contact information above for Registration purposes.  Please have the following information ready before contact:

Your Name, Company Name, Address, Telephone #, Fax #, e-mail address and method of payment (Check, Invoice, Mastercard, or Visa).