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Pittcon Announces 2012 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant Recipients

The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation, is proud to announce its 2012 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:

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Albany, NY
Augsburg College - Minneapolis, MN
Castleton State College - Castleton, VT
Emmanuel College - Boston, MA
Grove City College - Grove City, PA
McPherson College - McPherson, KS
Medaille College - Buffalo, NY
Monmouth College - Monmouth, IL
North Park University - Chicago, IL
Saint Mary-of-the Woods College - Saint Mary of the Woods, IN
St. Francis College - Brooklyn Heights, NY
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor - Belton, TX
Wittenberg University - Springfield, OH

Approximately 59 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 280 grants to over 210 institutions. Examples of equipment and instruments funded in previous years include an AA spectrometer, UV/VIS detector for HPLC plus columns, gas chromatograph, camera and software for a fluorescence microscope-to name a few. For additional information, including 2013 PCMNCG Program applications, please visit

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.

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