Science Week to Be Held at Pittcon 2007

October 3, 2006

The Pittsburgh Conference announced its educational programs for science teachers and students, as well as grant award deadlines for its annual Science Week program held in conjunction with Pittcon 2007, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. Science Week (February 24 - March 1, 2007) is an educational outreach program conducted during the annual Pittcon Expo and Conference in the host city. In addition to educational programs, Science Week offers workshops for students, a Thursday morning lecture accompanied by a demonstration, and workshops for local science teachers.

The Pittsburgh Conference announced its educational programs for science teachers and students, as well as grant award deadlines for its annual Science Week program held in conjunction with Pittcon 2007, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. Science Week (February 24 - March 1, 2007) is an educational outreach program conducted during the annual Pittcon Expo and Conference in the host city. In addition to educational programs, Science Week offers workshops for students, a Thursday morning lecture accompanied by a demonstration, and workshops for local science teachers.

Net financial proceeds from the conference are used to fund educational programs and institutions promoting science education for students from elementary to post secondary level institutions. Additionally, several grants are awarded to support scientific education at the middle school, high school, college, and university level. The specific award programs and application deadlines are as follows:

• Pittcon 2007 Science Education Award. Application deadline is October 31, 2006. Up to $25,000 will be awarded to a Greater Chicago Area or surrounding county educational institution, business, or school district that submits the best proposal for furthering science education in the region.

• Citation for Excellence in Teaching. Application deadline is November 22, 2007. Awards of $500 will be made to elementary, middle and high schools teachers who demonstrate outstanding commitment and achievement in science education.

• Science Equipment Grants. Application deadline is December 1, 2006. Awards of up to $500 in materials for elementary and middle schools and up to$1,000 in materials for high schools will be made for worthy proposals submitted by teachers or groups of teachers.

Complete information about Science Week including application forms, criteria, and guidelines can be found at www.pittcon.org.