International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Pittcon 2011

Activity by Pamela McDonald   |   added on Jul 02, 2010   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania not-for-profit educational corporation which is comprised of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SAC

Pittcon is the world’s annual premier Conference and Exposition on laboratory science, which attracts nearly 17,000 attendees from industry, academia and government from 90 countries worldwide. Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult.

Pittcon 2011 will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia World Congress Center from March 13 – 18, 2011. Pittcon 2011 seeks to generate enthusiasm for chemistry by offering Short Courses and Technical Presentations related to the field of chemistry.  The diverse Technical Program offers a unique, broad-based educational opportunity in the sciences and also provides a venue for leading chemists from industry, academia, and government to present their most recent research and to discuss the world’s most critical scientific issues.

Since Pittcon is the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science, it serves as a global venue for companies to display their latest innovations in technology and instrumentation.  Attendees have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at all the recent advancements in chemistry, see live demos, and talk to technical personnel.  

Unique networking opportunities are also available at Pittcon for attendees to meet other chemists, share experiences with new technology or brainstorm for ideas.

Science Week during Pittcon 2011 will seek to encourage the interest of chemistry in children and young adults in the Atlanta area through student demonstrations and workshops such as “Following an Electron Trail,” which gives students the opportunity to observe and then create examples of electrochemistry. Approximately 25 workshops will be available to teachers to learn new ideas in getting their students excited in chemistry. Teachers attending the Science Week workshops will be entitled to apply for a $1,000 grant to purchase science equipment for their school.

For questions, please contact:

Marian Nardozzi




Pam McDonald



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Mar 13 - Mar 18, 2011 Pittcon 2011