Alligator Alley will also bee home to both Pittcon booths, where you can relax, meet with colleagues, pick up your Universal Park tickets, learn more about Pittcon 2019 in Philadelphia and get your picture taken with Dr. Pete Conn.
A hub of interactive presentations providing education, entertainment, networking and more! Companies from all over the world will share research and ideas on how to make your lab more productive.
Alligator Alley Experiences
Test your lab skills on a variety of fun but challenging lab activities. Prizes will be awarded daily for the best scores. Those who run the gauntlet will receive a t-shirt.
An exciting feature on the expo floor is two live demo areas where attendees can participate in 20-minute, interactive product demonstrations from leading companies.
Virtual Reality Experiences
More real than reality. Virtual reality creates an immersive, believable experience that engages both your body and your mind. Be transported to places that you might otherwise never get to experience or become part of the game in a virtual world.
LEGO® Gravity Car Racing
You can design and build your own cars out of LEGOs, then compete with others by racing your cars, powered by gravity, down a sloped track to see whose travels the fastest. A prize will be awarded daily for the fastest cars.
Gator Meet ‘n Greet
Get ready for your own upclose encounter with an American alligator. Stop by the floor Wednesday afternoon to learn more about these amazing creatures and snap a photo with them. Wednesday from 12-4 PM.
There will be two complimentary mixers on the exposition floor. Take a break from your busy day to enjoy snacks and refreshments. Wednesday and Thursday, 1-3 PM.
Pittcon Booth – West
Red Carpet Photo Event; Passport Drop off, Gauntlet Card Drop off, Giveaways and Luggage Tags, and a lounge for relaxing or small meetings.
Pittcon Booth – East
Universal Studios Wristband Pick-up (Tues. and Wed. only), Pittcon 2019 Info, Gauntlet Card Drop off, Giveaways and Luggage Tags, and a lounge for relaxing or small meetings.
Marsh Madness Challenges
Take the Artel Pipetting Challenge™—each participant will pipette 20µL five times; precision and consistency will count.
Chromatography Research Supplies, Inc.
Show off your lab skills! You will have 30 seconds to successfully crimp and decap the caps off of (6) 11 mm vials with a CRS Electronic Crimping and Decapping tool.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
A painting has been unearthed from someone’s barn. The question has arisen as to provenance, a question that can be, at least partially, answered by understanding the formulation of the paints used.
Each participant will be given a series of 5-6 questions which they can answer by reviewing our super resolution microscopy poster.
The participant will need to successfully build a miniature lab frame in under one minute.
Science History Institute
How well do you know the history of instrumentation? Test your knowledge of the people and instruments who made our industry what it is today with this short quiz!
The participant will need to guess the pH of different types of common drinks, then take a pH measurement on one of the provided lab meters.
Swamp Stop Challenges
Rudolph Research Analytical
Refractometer Game – Participant instructions in front of you is 10 salt solutions. You have 60 seconds to measure as many samples as possible.
Successfully perform an alkalinity titration to a fixed pH endpoint – without overshooting.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
We will be playing a troubleshooting game. The participant will look at a ‘good’ and then look at the ‘bad’ chromatogram. The challenge will be to figure out what would have caused the system to go from good to bad.
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Informatics Division
The participant will be given a completely unknown spectrum. Then using Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll® software and spectral databases will be asked to provide the identity of that spectrum. If the participant correctly identifies the spectrum, the task is successfully completed.
Goal – Fill in the 5 missing elements on the table correctly in one minute to win.
Participants will have 45 seconds to scan different indicated areas of an opaque container to identify various substances behind the barrier, with no visual cues and only a Raman system to help you.
Participants will drop stir bars into nine 40mL VOA vials, attempting to get three in a row, up & down, across, or diagonal.
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