Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pittcon 2011 Tweetups

We had so much fun at PITTCON 2010 at our two Tweetups and the 2011 Tweetups were also successful and gained some press coverage. An excerpt from my blog got included in the description for social networking (Tweetups) in the March 14 issue of Pittcon Today. The daytime Tweetup was featured with a picture in the March 16 issue of Pittcon Today and a small article appeared in the March 17 issue of Pittcon Today.
C&EN photographed the daytime Tweetup. Hope we make it into the ACS Anaheim issue.

The morning Pittcon Tweetup is run as a social media brainstorming meeting  with participants sharing ideas, experiences and methodology with respect to all aspects of social media. 
The evening Tweetup is more socially based and run as a Tweetup-where folks who met on Twitter get together and meet in person. And of course Tweeting from the Tweetup is an absolute must!
PITTCON 2011 attendees and exhibitors can expect more Twitter participation this year since there will be a live Twitter-feed display in Centennial Park located on the Georgia World Congress Pittcon show floor. This will of course encourage participation: nothing like seeing your Twitter handle on the big screen.
The plans for the Tweetups at PITTCON 2011 have already been organized thanks to Ken Grant of Analtech and a fellow esteemed member of Pittcon's Exhibitor Advisory Council For Marketing (EACFM) and Pam Wasielewski, Marketing Assistant at The Pittsburgh Conference.

The Morning Tweetup was Tuesday, March 15th at 10:00 a.m. at Foodworks (Georgia World Congress Center, Level 2, Building B)

GWCC Web photo
Photo courtesy of Ken Grant

Photo courtesy of Ken Grant

The Evening Pittcon Tweet Up was held at STATS at 7:00 p.m. (about 5 minute walk from the convention center.)
STATS photo from Stats web site
 PITTCON on Twitter using #pittcon is still active. Join the conversation.
Follow @pittcon, @ichromatography and @pidgirl
Photo courtesy of George Ruger

Photo courtesy of George Ruger

Photo courtesy of George Ruger

Friday, December 10, 2010

Selective GC Detectors and Their Role in Environmental Analysis

241st ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA

Program Area: ENVR: Division of Environmental Chemistry 

This poster will be presented twice by Jennifer Maclachlan at the Spring National Meeting:

1) Symposium Title: (ENVR018b) Sci-Mix Monday March 28, 2011 8-10pm

Celebrate IYC 2011 and be a chemistry ambassador. Join us before SCI-MIX for the Chemistry Rap Dance taping for You Tube. Click here for details.

2) Symposium Title: (ENVR006b) General Posters Wednesday March 30, 2011 6-8pm
Program Area: ENVR: Division of Environmental Chemistry-being considered for a Certificate of Merit Award

Presenting Author: Jennifer Maclachlan
Contributing Authors:
Thomas F. Daniels, CASU SCD and NCD Product Manager, Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis,  Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA, 95051-7201, United States
Stan Stearns3, President, Valco, 8399 Westview, Houston, TX, 77055, United States 
Paul Patterson4 , DETector Engineering & Technology, 2212 Brampton Road, Walnut Creek, CA, 94598, United States

Selective GC Detectors and their role in environmental analysis is often overlooked with the heavy reliance on mass spec detectors which is why PID Analyzers, LLC organized this group of manufacturers of GC Detectors, GC columns and users of GCs to educate this new generation of chromatographers on selective detector technologies and methods. Contributors were deliberately selected to present an overview of selective GC detectors appropriate for a wide range of environmental analysis. Description and data will include: Fixed gases and hydrocarbons with a FarUltraviolet Absorbance detector, sulfur and nitrogen detection by chemiluminescence (SCD) and (NCD), pesticide residue analysis and detection of halogenated compounds by ECD, novel application of the principles of Thermoionic Surface Ionization (TID) and FlameIonization (FID) and lastly, inert & fixed gases using micro thermal conductivity detector (TCD) and Helium Ionization Detector (HID).

Wielding social media for effective science communication