Western States Corrosion Seminar Successfully Returns

Photo courtesy of Peter Harkins, Mobiltex Data.The Western States Corrosion Seminar (WSCS) hosted its annual event in May 2023 in Pomona, California, USA. This year’s version marked the first seminar held since 2019, and it was very well received by attendees, speakers, and vendors. 

Since its inaugural year in 1967, the WSCS event has been held on the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly) campus. Earlier this decade, it successfully transitioned from NACE International to an AMPP-supported group. 

Speakers from across the country delivered presentations. This included Dr. Vilupanur Ravi, professor and chair of the chemical and materials engineering school at Cal Poly, Pomona, as the keynote speaker. Meanwhile, the opening guest speaker was Cris Conner, chair of the AMPP Global Center. 

“This was my inaugural visit to your event, and I was impressed at all levels with the work of the organizing committee,” Conner said in his remarks. Please extend my congratulations to those involved in orchestrating a very successful week!”

The mission of WSCS is to bring corrosion-related education to the Western United States. The two-and-a-half-day event provides three tracks: fundamentals, intermediate, and advanced. All offer different levels of corrosion knowledge. Also included are two hands-on classes: a rectifier course and a cathodic protection (CP) tester.

The WSCS committee says it worked tirelessly during COVID-19 shutdowns and is extremely proud of bringing this important corrosion event back to the West Coast.

For more information on the May 2024 event or to join the committee, visit www.westernstatescorrosion.org. The group is also accessible on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by searching for Western States Corrosion.