Highly effective seminars and hands-on workshops held several times throughout the year

The Plastics Seminars and Workshops at the University of Massachusetts Lowell are highly respected throughout the plastics industry as a proven method of gaining both theoretical and practical information. Offered by the Division of Online and Continuing Education and the Department of Plastics Engineering for more than 30 years, these seminars and workshops provide effective technical instruction applicable to plastics materials, processes, design and quality control. Seminars are taught by world-renowned faculty and industry leaders. The following training sessions are available at a number of different times during the year.

2018 Seminars and Workshops

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All seminars are held from 8:30am to 5pm.

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Emerging Technologies

Course Date Course # Price
Green Polymer Processing
Dr. Javier Vera-Sorroche
July 18-20
00.766-012 $1,350

Injection Molding

Course Date Course # Price
Injection Mold Design
Steve Thibeault
June 11-13
00.726-011 $1,350
July 23-25
00.726-012 $1,350 Register Now
Plastic Part Design for Injection Molding
Dr. Stephen Johnston
June 11-14
00.725-011 $1,525
July 23-26
00.725-012 $1,525
Injection Molding
Dr. Stephen Johnston
June 18-22
00.716-011 $1,695
August 13-17
00.716-021 $1,695


Course Date Course # Price
Polymeric Materials: Commodity Plastics, Engineering Resins and Specialty Polymers
Professor Stephen Burke Driscoll
January 8-11
00.767.001 $1,525
June 4-7
00.767.011 $1,525
July 16-19
00.767.012 $1,525 Register Now
Coloration of Engineering Thermoplastics
Dr. Alex Shakhnovich
March 12-13
00.762-002 $995 Register Now

Product Design & Development

Course Date Course # Price
Fundamentals of Plastics Testing
Professor Stephen Burke Driscoll
March 14-16
00.748-002 $1,350 Register Now
Industrial Design and Plastic Product Design
Michael Paloian
August 1-3
00.758-021 $1,350 Register Now


Course Date Course # Price
Applied Extrusion Coating for Industry: Processing & Troubleshooting
Thomas Bezigian
January 8-9
00.732-001 $995
Dr. Carol Barry
June 18-20
00.728-011 $1,350
July 9-11
00.728-012 $1,350 Register Now
August 6-8
00.728-021 $1,350 Register Now
Extrusion Process Engineering and Troubleshooting
Dr. John Perdikoulias and Vijay Kudchadkar
June 21-22
00.750-011 $995
Twin Screw Extrusion & Simulation
Dr. Francis Lai
July 16-17
00.763-012 $1,195 Register Now