Pittcon Announces the 2008 Grant Award Program

The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, an event that features the newest applications and technologies in the chromatography industry, have announced the 2008 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants (PCMNCG) Program.

The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, an event that features the newest applications and technologies in the chromatography industry, and its co-sponsoring technical societies, The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) and The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) have announced the 2008 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants (PCMNCG) Program. Grants will be awarded to small college science departments for the purchase of scientific equipment, audio-visual or other teaching aids, and/or library materials for use in the teaching science at the undergraduate level. The PCMNCG program is one aspect of the efforts of the volunteer Committee members of the Pittsburgh Conference and its sponsoring societies to support science education.

Based on available funds, The Pittsburgh Conference expects to select 12 colleges to receive grants, and the maximum funding available for each grant is $10,000. Colleges and universities meeting the award guidelines are strongly urged to submit their applications and proposals by the December 1, 2007 deadline. Faculty members may obtain additional information including criteria/guidelines and application forms by clicking on the College Grants icon on the home page at www.pittcon.org.

Awards will be announced during the month of February 2008. Schools chosen will join the list of over 200 institutions honored since the inception of this program in 1974.