Recipients of the 2016 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants are Announced
Pittsburgh, PA – January 15, 2016 – The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation, is proud to announce its 2016 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant (PCMNCG) recipients. The maximum funding available this year for each grant is $10,000. The money is awarded to the science departments of colleges with less than 5,000 full-time students for the purchase of scientific equipment, audio-visual or other teaching aids, and/or library materials for use in the teaching of science at the undergraduate level.
- Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH
- Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, SC
- Davidson College, Davidson, NC
- DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
- DeSales University, Center Valley, PA
- Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
- Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL
- Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
- Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
- Ripon College, Ripon, WI
- Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT
- Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens TN
- Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Approximately 59 proposals were submitted and reviewed by the PCMNCG committee which consists of members of the two societies that sponsor Pittcon, the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) and the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP). Since 1974, PCMNCG has awarded more than 325 grants to over 250 institutions.
These grants will fund equipment such as mini-gas chromatographs, UV-VIS spectrophotometers, Sciex API 2000 LS/MS, hand-held raman spectrometers, spectrofluorometers, multi-nuclear NMR probes, ion chromatography systems, and analytical balances.
Proposals for the 2017 PCMNCG program are currently being accepted. Please visit www.pittcon.org/pcmncg to see eligibility requirements and to download an application. The submission deadline is October 1, 2016.
Proceeds from Pittcon are used by the SACP and the SSP to promote science education at all levels. The Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants program is one aspect of the efforts of the Pittcon volunteer committee, staff, and sponsoring societies to support science education.
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.