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Philadelphia Inorganic Colloquium

The second Philadelphia Inorganic Colloquium (PIC-2) will be held Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10 am – 4:30pm.

All local scientists are welcome, and there is no registration fee. Just like PIC-1, the meeting will be a venue for sharing research in inorganic chemistry, and opportunity for networking with area scientists. The meeting features four seminars as well as a poster session, open to all attendees including undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Please register for PIC-2 online by August 31, 2015 at

Prof. Brad Carrow, Princeton University
Dr. Anders Laursen, Rutgers University
Prof. Kate Plass, Franklin & Marshall College
Annalese Maddox, Gelest, Inc.

Colloquium Location:
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Rd, Ewing, NJ 08618
Education Building, Rooms 113 and 212

See for a campus map and parking. All TCNJ lots are available on weekends but the closest are Lots 17 and 18.

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