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Fluid Imaging CEO Awards Student Scholarship

September 28, 2012
AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

LSC-Montgomery student Tim Hall (center) holds a scholarship check presented to him by Kent Peterson (far right), president and CEO of Fluid Imaging Technologies (FIT). Along with the scholarship, FIT made it possible for LSC-Montgomery to acquire a highly complex piece of equipment for the college’s Biotechnology Institute. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Austin A. Lane, president of LSC-Montgomery; Mike Doyle, biotechnology student at LSC-Montgomery; Hall; Dr. Daniel Kainer, director of LSC-Montgomery’s Biotechnology Institute; and Peterson.

Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Biotechnology student Timothy Hall was presented with a scholarship from Kent Peterson, president and CEO of Fluid Imaging Technologies (FIT), who flew in from FIT headquarters in Maine to surprise Hall with FIT’s “A2B Scholarship,” amounting to two separate $1,000 gifts for education-related expenses.

“I was completely shocked,” said Hall, who is working toward his associate degree in biotechnology. Hall was demonstrating to fellow classmates a FlowCAM® machine recently purchased from FIT when Peterson appeared for the presentation.

The FlowCAM®, which performs detailed analyses of microscopic particles suspended in fluids and has applications in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceutical, petrochemical, food and beverage, and wastewater, was recently acquired by LSC-Montgomery. Hall and other LSC-Montgomery biotechnology students use the instrument to study the quantity and quality of algae cultures as they research algal biofuel, nutraceuticals, microbial fuel cells, and water remediation applications.

“What’s typical in a biotechnology training program is, unfortunately, not state-of-the-art equipment,” said Dr. Daniel Kainer, director of the biotechnology institute. “But in this case, LSC-Montgomery now has a state-of-the-art piece of equipment, one exactly like a company in this industry would use.”

Hall will use the scholarship to complete his biotechnology degree, as well as an additional associate degree in biology.

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