Mission: The spectroscopy society of pittsburgh is organized to promote the increase of knowledge of spectroscopy, to promote the dissemination of such knowledge, and to promote the cooperation of workers in the field of spectroscopy.
Programs: Grants to universities, high schools, and not- for-profit organizations for the education and advancement in the field of applied spectroscopy. Funded the young faculty with a young investiagators grant, funded projects at carnegie science center, and provided grants to local middle schools to support development of elementary science olympiad programs.
I have worked as a volunteer with the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh for the past 35 years and it has been an extremely rewarding experience. The volunteer members of the Society are dedicated to promoting science and conducting science outreach activities from the Kindergarten to the professional level to advance an understanding and appreciation of science. As a high school teacher for most of those years, my school and my students have benefited greatly from those activities.