Monday, March 18, 2013

Chemical Heritage Foundation - Instrumentation Innovation: A Personal History of Instruments and Innovation

Rosie Cook, Chemical Heritage Foundation

08:00 AM   Introductory Remarks -
08:05 AM   Engineering Realities: Ometric, the University of South Carolina and the Birth of a New Measurement Technology
08:40 AM   Instruments, Automation, Bits, and Palm Trees: Instrumentation Firms and the Early Computer Industry
09:15 AM   More Than Black Boxes – Using Instruments To Tell The Personal Side Of Chemistry
09:50 AM   Open Discussion

Breakthroughs do not occur in a vacuum—they are the products of hard work, ingenuity, inspiration, and dedication. Often, quietly lost in the shadow of great achievements are the tools that make those possible. Speakers will share the histories behind some of instrumentation’s most intriguing inventions, using the personal stories of the people who created them to shed light on the culture of innovation and the world of instrumentation.

Attendees will be invited to the Pittcon Hall of Fame following the session for further discussion about the pioneers of instrumentation.