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The Pittsburgh Conference Announces the 2011 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Award Program
The Pittsburgh Conference and its sponsoring societies, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), are pleased to announce the 2011 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants (PCMNCG) Award Program.
Qualifying organizations are invited to consider applying for one of this year's awards. The deadline for receipt of completed applications and proposals is November 1, 2010. Click here to get information about the award, the application form, a description of the eligibility criteria and a list of previous award recipients.
Awards will be announced during the month of February 2011. Schools chosen will join the list of the more than 200 institutions honored since the inception of this program in 1974.
The Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Program, originally established in memory of R. K. Scott, 1955 president of the Pittsburgh Conference, serves as a memorial to deceased members of the Pittsburgh Conference Committee by promoting excellence in science education. Through the program, small colleges can enhance their science curricula through grants to purchase equipment and course materials. In 1974, two grants of $1,000 each were given. In 2011, at least $120,000 will be available for approximately 12 of these awards.
The annual event, Pittcon, (The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy) provides funding for these awards. Pittcon is the world's largest conference and exposition for laboratory science offering the most comprehensive technical program on analytical chemistry and a premier exposition of analytical instrumentation, equipment, supplies and services. The Pittcon 2011 Conference & Exposition will be held from March 13 - March 18, 2011 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Visit www.pittcon.org for more information.