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SAS Student Event at Pittcon 2020

There will be a SAS sponsored student event at Pittcon 2020 on Monday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM. The event will be held at Lucky Strike (322 E Illinois St). These are great events to meet and get to know other SAS student members! Stop by our booth at Pittcon for more information and to join!

SAS Provides Opportunities to Learn

As part of the SAS continuing efforts to expand our spectroscopy certification and training program we are now providing a series of training seminars, courses and webinars. This training series is intended to provide a simple introduction and grounding in different types of spectroscopy for people that use or are thinking to use spectroscopy in their work or studies. The training series can also serve as a refresher for those people that need reminding of important concepts or tricks and tips in various types of spectroscopy. We will also be covering important subjects like common mistakes and how to avoid them and how to get the most out of spectroscopy in your work. Finally if you or your colleagues want to discuss spectroscopy training in more detail with any of our spectroscopy training mentors please contact the SAS office directly. Below are some of our training courses and webinars already available, both online as well as at upcoming conferences. Our training offer will be expanded continually over the coming months.

5 short courses for training opportunities at Pittcon 2020 in Chicago, Illinois from March 1st - 5th, Learn More and Register:

Speed Mentoring at Pittcon 2020, Learn More and Sign Up:

The speed mentoring session will be held at Pittcon 2020 on March 5th from 10:30 AM to Noon in room W185D at the McCormick Center. This session is supported by SAS and the Coblentz Society. Speed mentoring is a fun and fast-paced session that enables interactions with a dozen or more analytical chemists from various industries, academia and government labs to enable the Mentees to get an understanding of what it's like to work in those areas. These interactions can be the basis for an ongoing mentoring relationship session and are a wonderful networking opportunity. We are in need of both Mentors and Mentees and would like to encourage everyone to sign-up using the link above and attend!

SAS Sponsored Sessions at Pittcon 2020:


SAS and our spectroscopy training mentors have partnered with Spectroscopy Magazine, to provide introductory webinars to our training capabilities. The first of these webinars was provided by SAS training mentor David Tuschel on August 27. This webinar, “Basic Principles of Raman Spectroscopy with Imaging Applications”, is now available as a free recording video. 

The second in this series of webinars, “Solving Problems When Using FT-IR”, by SAS training mentor, and former SAS President, Ellen Miseo is now available as a free recording video. 

An additional webinar "Editors’ Series: Mid-Infrared, Near-Infrared and Raman Spectrometries: Differences, Commonalities, and When to Use Which" by Jim de Hasteth is now available On Demand!

Upcoming Webinar on Februrary 11th, 2020 at 11 AM EST:

This webinar on the current state of portable spectroscopy will be given by our very own 2020 SAS President, Richard Crocombe! It will serve as an preview of the SAS sponsored session at Pittcon 2020 and give viewers an insight into the current applications portable spectrometers are being targeted at. This is a must for any current or future users of portable spectroscopy and registration is free!


SAS Election of Officers and Governing Board Delegates


The 2019 SAS Election of Officers and Governing Board Delegates has completed. 

President: Karl Booksh

Treasurer: Diane Parry

Governing Board Delegates:

Gloria Story

Matthieu Baudelet

Peter Harrington

Karin Balss

Luisa Profeta

Click here for information on the election winner profiles.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 301-694-8122 or

SAS Events and Sessions at Our National Meeting During SciX 2020

SciX 2020 will be held October 11-16, 2020 at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, NV

Stay tuned for a full list of events!


SAS Post-Nominal Letters

Attention SAS Members: Many of you have asked if you could use post-nominal letters representing your membership in SAS after your signature on documents and on websites, etc. We are pleased to announce that you may now begin using the letters MSAS for this purpose for as long as your membership remains active. We hope this will help you promote your society affiliation to the larger community.


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