2012 Pittsburgh Conference College Grant Awardees Announced

March 7, 2012

The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon recently announced the 2012 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant recipients.

The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon recently announced the 2012 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant recipients. The maximum funding available this year for each grant is $10,000 and is awarded to the science departments of colleges with fewer than 5,000 full-time students for the purchase of scientific equipment, audio-visual, or other teaching aids, or library materials for use in the teaching of science at the undergraduate level.

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Albany, New York)

Augsburg College (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Castleton State College (Castleton, Vermont)

Emmanuel College (Boston, Massachusetts)

Grove City College (Grove City, Pennsylvania)

McPherson College (McPherson, Kansas)

Medaille College (Buffalo, New York)

Monmouth College (Monmouth, Illinois)

North Park University (Chicago, Illinois)

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana)

St. Francis College (Brooklyn Heights, New York)

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, Texas)

Wittenberg University (Springfield, Ohio)

The committee, which consists of members of the two societies that sponsor Pittcon, the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh and the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh evaluated approximately 59 proposals.

Since 1974, this grant program has awarded more than 280 grants to over 210 institutions. Examples of equipment and instruments funded in previous years include an AA spectrometer, UV-vis detector for high performance liquid chromatography, plus columns, a gas chromatograph, camera and software for a fluorescence microscope.

Proceeds from Pittcon are used by the SACP and the SSP to promote science education at all levels. The grant program is one aspect of the efforts of the Pittcon volunteer committee, staff, and sponsoring societies to support science education.