Each year the Education Committee of the MCF sponsors 2-3 courses for its membership body through the year and three courses at the MCF Spring Symposium. Previously, the MCF has been proud to offer courses in a variety of areas.

We extend special thanks to the vendors which regularly participate in the offered MCF courses. They provide the opportunity for “hands on” experience, along with the presentation of theoretical information, and help keep the course costs to a very reasonable level. The vendors who regularly participate include: Beckman Instruments, ChromTech, Hewlett-Packard, Perkin-Elmer, Shimadzu, Varian, Waters, and ThermoQuest. The opportunity exists for all vendors to participate and we are happy to welcome anyone else desiring to join us. Please contact the education chair for details.

The MCF Student Research Award is designed to incentivize students to submit their research projects for an opportunity to be recognized and present their work at the MCF Spring Symposium. Applications are submitted by either graduate or undergraduate students describing their research projects in which chromatography or some other separation technique plays an important role. The applications are reviewed by a panel of judges and four applicants will be awarded a $1000 check and the opportunity to present their work at the spring symposium. Each year we are looking for new ways to promote this award at colleges around the five state area. Any suggestions for reaching prospective students more effectively would be greatly appreciated.