Pittcon announces 2007 award symposia

The Pittsburgh Conference announced recipients of 12 prestigious annual awards that recognize the significant contributions of leaders in the fields of analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. The awards will be presented at Pittcon, Feb. 25-March 2, 2007, at Chicago's McCormick Place...

Sep 13th, 2006

Distinguished scientists from academia, industry to be honored for contributions to advancement of science.

PITTSBURGH, PA, Sept. 13, 2006 -- The Pittsburgh Conference (Pittconn) announced today the recipients of 12 prestigious annual awards that recognize the significant contributions of leaders in the fields of analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. The awards will be presented at Pittcon, Feb. 25-March 2, 2007, at Chicago's McCormick Place. Each award is presented during a symposium honoring the recipient and his/her achievements. The awardees represent diverse scientific disciplines including separations science, bioanalytical science, vibrational spectroscopy, chromatography, electrochemistry, microfluidics, and sensors.

* Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award -- Robert M. Corn, University of California at Irvine
* Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award -- Jonathan V. Sweedler, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
* The Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award -- Shana Kelley, Boston College
* Pittcon Heritage Award -- David Schwartz, Chairman of the Board, Bio-Rad Laboratories
* ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award Symposium for Young Investigators in Separation Science
Christopher T. Culbertson, Kansas State University
* The Ralph N. Adams Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry -- Norman Dovichi, University of Washington
* Maurice F. Hasler Award -- D. Bruce Chase, DuPont Corporation
* Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award -- John Dolan, LC Resources
* Charles N. Reilley Award -- George S. Wilson, University of Kansas
* The SEAC Young Investigator Award -- Mary Elizabeth Williams, Pennsylvania State University
* Tomas Hirschfeld Award -- Gerard M. Downey, Teagasc
* Williams-Wright Award -- Michael Carraba, Hach Homeland Security Technologies

A complete listing and description for all award symposia can be found at www.pittcon.org.

Pittcon® (www.pittcon.org) -- the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization -- is a conference and exposition on scientific instrumentation and the premier meeting place for the inventors, users, manufacturers, and vendors of laboratory instruments, equipment and supplies. It features the world's largest exposition of instrumentation, cutting-edge technical programs, and topical short courses. Proceeds fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Pittcon donates nearly a million dollars each year in the form of science equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums.

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