Visit  cricatalyst.com!Nexus — Leaders in Greenhouse Systems Integration Check out more of The Buzz

spacer

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.

More Buzz…

HOME Algae Industry Jobs

Copyright ©2010-2012 AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reprint this article in its entirety. Must include copyright statement and live hyperlinks. Contact editorial@algaeindustrymagazine.com. A.I.M. accepts unsolicited manuscripts for consideration, and takes no responsibility for the validity of claims made in submitted editorial.

From The A.I.M. Archives

— Refresh Page for More Choices
Heliae, SCHOTT North America and Arizona State University (ASU) have announced a partnership to bring Heliae’s algae production technology to ASU’s algae testbed facility...
Natural carotenoid specialists Piveg Inc., with production facilities based in Celaya, Central Mexico, has announced immediate availability of natural astaxanthin materia...
University of Adelaide researchers are using nanotechnology and the fossils of diatoms to develop a novel chemical-free and resistance-free way of protecting stored grain...
Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated that just two of six iron-sulfur-containing ferredoxins in a represent...
The University of Greenwich is leading a €10m international project, called the ‘D-Factory,’ to build a biorefinery to develop the microalga Dunaliella as a sustainable r...
Algae.Tec Ltd has received its first purchase order from Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited (RIIHL), in connection with the arrangements announced on Ja...
In a global scenario where increasing attention is being directed towards issues of sustainability and limited food supplies, algal sources offer immense scope for the ra...
Solazyme, Inc. has announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. “2013 was a year of great progress for Solazyme as we readied our first...
Algatechnologies (“Algatech”), Israel, has announced a more than 100% expansion of its production capacity of AstaPure® brand natural astaxanthin. This doubling of capaci...
Yereth Rosen reports in the Anchorage Daily News that scientists at North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute have found extremely high levels o...
A series of articles by Stephen Mayfield and the UCSD Laboratory deserve recognition for their articles on algae-based medicines for malaria and cancer. Mayfield and his ...
A team of six University of Calgary researchers has been awarded funding for their project, Cost Effective Biotechnology for Carbon Capture and Re-Use, based on the conce...
Santa Fe Community College has been awarded a $50,000, SEED Infrastructure Grant from the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), for commercial ...
Four years after the first optimistic calculations, the experimental cultivation of algae at Wageningen University in the Netherlands appears to be meeting expectations. ...
Kazuaki Nagata reports from Japan that while the Fukushima nuclear disaster has prompted vigorous discussion about alternative energy in Japan, there is a lack of a paral...
Jamie Radford writes in the Illawarra Mercury that Pia Winberg, from the University of Wollongong, believes that the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia (NSW) is in...
Steven Mufson reports for the Washington Post that Algenol Biofuels estimates hackers have attempted to break into its computers 39 million times in four months this year...
A recent discovery in the multicellular green alga, Volvox carteri,has revealed the origin of male and female sexes, showing how they evolved from a more primitive mating...