The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP), along with our sister society, the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering science education in the Western Pennsylvania region. To that end, with proceeds from Pittcon, we support member education programs, teacher and student awards, a wide variety of educational programs, and grant programs for high schools, colleges, and beginning university professors.
If you’re interested in the Society, please note that our monthly meetings, the third Wednesday of the month, are open to the public. The Technology Forum at 5:30 usually hosts a speaker and topic of general science interest. Dinner, following the Technology Forum, is a mere $10.00, ($5.00 for students), and that includes free parking at our host institution, Duquesne University, centrally located in the heart of Pittsburgh. The Technical Program, after dinner, hosts only the best spectroscopists. Anybody interested in spectroscopy is welcome at the meetings. If you are interested in becoming a member of the SSP, or volunteering to help promote science education through our various programs, please visit the membership information page.
If you wish to speak to someone concerning the society and its programs or to contact any of the executive council members, please contact the SSP Administrative Assistant at (412) 825-3220, extension 212, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
History And Mission of the SSP
This SSP historical video was made by Dan Handley from the Heinz History Center, as an acknowledgement of the SSP support for the movie, “The Undaunted, The Forgotten History of the Allegheny Observatory”.
The video features the SSP’s historical background, including commentary by Helen Boylan, John Varine, and Marc Hubert.