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First Time in Philadelphia Is a Success for Pittcon 2013 (Summary Report)
Date:3/29/2013

lections, ranging from beginning to advanced levels, were attended by more than 1,400 participants.

The 2013 Short Course Chairman Heather Juzwa remarked, “Short Courses play an important role in the Pittcon experience for our attendees. Our courses help laboratory personnel to understand current industry trends, prepare them for the challenges of changing environments, and assist with achieving educational and developmental career goals.”

Miscellaneous Information

The Pittcon Employment Bureau posted more than 450 available positions from 150 employers and resumes from 525 candidates.

Each year through Science Week, Pittcon offers outreach and support programs for science education in the city that hosts its annual convention. Six hands-on workshops designed for upper elementary school students and middle school students led 780 students through the exciting process of experimentation and discovery. Teacher workshops supported by school equipment grants were attended by 105 elementary, middle and high school teachers from the Philadelphia area. Lee Marek conducted the highly educational yet entertaining lecture/demo, “Weird Science on Fuels and Energy” to a crowd of 850 high school students.

The 2012/2013 Exhibitor Distributor Networking posted 350 participants collectively from Pittcon, JSIA, and BCEIA conferences.

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 i
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