Issue Date: January 2, 2014
Pittcon 2014 will open its doors soon. Like throughout the last years we conducted an interview with Pittcons’ President, Janet Pifer. Unlike most other trade shows, Pittcon spends its revenues for developments for scientific education and the support of scientific research in the Pittsburgh area and beyond. This year’s Pittcon will take place at McCormicks Place beginning March 2 – 6 in Chicago. We hope to meet you there.
Pittcon is a non-profit organization. What are the (educational) projects you plan to support with the revenues of Pittcon 2014?
J. Pifer: Proceeds from Pittcon help us to achieve our mission by funding science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas, as well as local areas in and around the host city. Outreach programs include science education through workshops and seminars for students and teachers and grant programs for schools and colleges to purchase scientific equipment.