20 LSU Scientists and Instructors to Lead Presentations at Pittcon 2015, the World’s Largest Global Meeting on Laboratory Science

Pittsburgh, PA – November 11, 2014 – Twenty-three scientists and instructors from universities in Louisiana have been chosen to present at Pittcon 2015, the world’s largest annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. Of those presenters, 20 will represent Louisiana State University (LSU). The 66th annual event will meet at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from Sunday, March 8 through Thursday, March 12, 2015, bringing together more than 18,000 participants from 90 countries worldwide, including world-renowned scientists and experts.

In addition to LSU, scientists from Xavier University of Louisiana, McNeese State University, and Nicholls State University will also lead presentations at the prestigious conference.

In 2007, Pittcon made a contribution of $100,000 for science equipment and supplies to six high schools affected by Hurricane Katrina. Pittcon last convened in Louisiana in 2008, where the conference made a $120,000 contribution in equipment through grants to teachers who attended the conference’s Science Week activities. This year, Pittcon anticipates donating tens of thousands of dollars to New Orleans-area science programs and schools.

The following Louisiana scientists and instructors have been selected to present at Pittcon 2015:

    Louisiana State University

      Hashim Al Gahfly
      Namisha Bhattarai
      Fan Cao
      Chien-Hung Chiang
      Mingyan Cong
      Deepthika De Silva
      Fabrizio Donnarumma
      Waduge Indika Galpothdeniya
      Suzana Hamdan
      Paulina Kolic
      Kelsey McNeel
      Kermit Murray
      Evgueni Nesterov
      Irina Nesterova
      Chinthaka Seneviratne
      Noureen Siraj
      Punprabhashi Vidanapathirana
      Kelin Wang
      Isiah Warner
      William Yu

    Nicholls State University

      Matthew Marlow

    McNeese State University

      Joseph Sneddon

    Xavier University of Louisiana

      Zhe Wang

Registration for Pittcon 2015 is now open. An early registration discount of 50% is being offered through February 20, as well as a $60 flat registration fee for students.

To register or for more information, please visit http://pittcon.org/register/

About Pittcon
Pittcon® is a registered trademark of The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization. Co-sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Pittcon is the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science.

Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Pittcon donates more than a million dollars a year to provide financial and administrative support for various science outreach activities including science equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums.

Visit pittcon.org for more information.