The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation, is proud to announce its 2016 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant (PCMNCG) recipients. The maximum funding available this year for each grant is $10,000. The money 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:

Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH

Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, SC

Approximately 59 proposals were submitted and reviewed by the PCMNCG 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 325 grants to over 250 institutions.

These grants will fund equipment such as mini-gas chromatographs, UV-VIS spectrophotometers, Sciex API 2000 LS/MS, hand-held raman spectrometers, spectrofluorometers, multi-nuclear NMR probes, ion chromatography systems, and analytical balances.

Proposals for the 2017 PCMNCG program are currently being accepted. Please visit to see eligibility requirements and to download an application. The submission deadline is October 1, 2016.

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