Pittcon 2011 Recognizes Significant Contributions in Scientific Instrumentation at 22nd James L. Waters Annual Symposium

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Pittcon 2011 is pleased to announce the highlights of the 22nd James L. Waters Annual Symposium, “The Development and Application of Instrumentation in Electron and Ion Microscopy."

Pittcon 2011 is pleased to announce the highlights of the 22nd James L. Waters Annual Symposium, “The Development and Application of Instrumentation in Electron and Ion Microscopy.”

The objective of the symposium is to recognize scientists and the development and application of instrumentation by preserving the history of important contributions, as well as, the cooperation between inventors, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and marketing organizations. This year's Waters Symposium will be held at Pittcon 2011, Monday, March 14, at 2:00 p.m, in Room 310 of the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

An outstanding panel of speakers (below) has been assembled to recognize and review the scientists, developments, applications, commercialization, and current research in electron and ion microscopy.

Dr. David C. Bell, Center for Nanoscale Systems, Harvard University
Dr. David C. Martin, University of Delaware
Dr. Joseph R. Michael, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Dr. David Joy, Center for Nanophase Materials Science, Oak Ridge, TN

See complete biographies of speakers at pittcon.org.

About the Waters Symposium
The James L. Waters Annual Symposium is a unique component of the Pittcon Technical Program. In 1989, Mr. Waters, founder of Waters Associates, Inc. and President of Waters Business Systems, Inc., proposed that the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) offer an annual symposium exploring the origin, development, implementation, and commercialization of scientific instrumentation of established and major significance. All expenses associated with the symposium are generously funded by Mr. Waters. Administration of the symposium, including the selection of the topics and speakers is the responsibility of the SACP.

About Pittcon 2011
This year, Pittcon, the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science, will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia World Congress Center, March 13-18, 2011. Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Pittcon 2011 will donate nearly a million dollars 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. Visit http://www.pittcon.org for more information.

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