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The Pittsburgh Conference Announces the 2014 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant Awardees

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 30, 2013

The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation, is proud to announce its 2014 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant (PCMNCG) recipients. The maximum funding available this year for each grant is $10,000 and 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.

This year’s awardees are as follows:

Aiken Technical College - Aiken, SC
Ashland University - Ashland, OH
Coe College & Cornell College - Cedar Rapids, IA
Gwynedd Mercy University - Gwynedd Valley, PA
Hampshire College - Amherst, MA
Keystone College - La Pume, PA
Northcentral Technical College (NTC) - Wausau, WI
Roanoke College - Salem, VA
Saint Xavier University - Chicago, IL
The College of Wooster - Wooster, OH
University of the Sciences - Philadelphia, PA
Valparaiso University - Valparaiso, IN
Wilmington College of Ohio - Wilmington, OH

Approximately 78 proposals were evaluated by the 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 300 grants to over 220 institutions.

Examples of equipment and instruments funded in previous years include Vernier SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometers/Fluorometers, portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometers, UV visible spectrometers, ion chromatograph computers and software and various types of microscopes, sensors and accessories.

Proposals for the 2015 PCMNCG program are currently being accepted. Please visit to see eligibility requirements and to download an application. The submission deadline is October 6, 2014.

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 (PCMNCG) program is one aspect of the efforts of the Pittcon volunteer committee, staff, and sponsoring societies to support science education.

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 for more information.

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