ALA and Pittcon Join Forces
For the first time, the Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) and Pittcon have entered into an education-based collaboration that will focus on student research involving unique and compelling laboratory automation. The winner of the ALA Young Scientists Poster Award, selected from the student presenters in a special poster session sponsored by ALA at Pittcon 2010, will receive $1,000.00 (USD) and will be featured in ALA’s peer-reviewed scientific journal: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation (JALA).
According to ALA President Erik Rubin, this new alliance with Pittcon advances both organizations’ educational missions and grows support of students in the laboratory sciences. “ALA is a unique international scientific organization dedicated to advancing science and education related to laboratory automation,” said Rubin. “In collaborating with Pittcon, we are advancing our mission by reaching those individuals just beginning their research careers in laboratory sciences; the students.”
According to Pittcon 2010 President, Annette Wilson, Ph.D., collaborative programs with scientific societies such as ALA help to nurture the next generation of young scientists entering the global market place. “We are committed to cultivating education across all the industries and disciplines serving the laboratory sciences and providing an outlet and the resources for student growth,” said Wilson. “Award programs such as the ALA Young Scientist Poster Award ultimately bring students and professional scientists together fostering excellent dialogue and even more learning opportunities.”
ALA’s annual conference and exhibition, LabAutomation2010, is set for January 23 to 27 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA. Pittcon 2010 is slated for February 28 to March 5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
For more information about ALA: www.labautomation.org
To learn more about Pittcon 2010: www.pittcon.org