The Adhesive and Sealant Council's Education Foundation announced the return of its "Fundamentals of Adhesion Short Course." This course is scheduled for Nov. 13-14, 2003, and will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel at BWI Airport, Baltimore. This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the principles of adhesion science. Led by professors from the Center for Adhesive and Sealant Science at Virginia Tech, this two-day short course will allow attendees to learn about various topics, including: basic stress distributions in important bonded joint families; advantages and disadvantages of different test geometries; prediction of long-term performance through short-term tests; environmental factors and their effect on adhesive durability; principles of surface chemistry and how they apply to adhesive bonding; and surface analysis techniques.