Fluid Imaging Technologies to provide advanced instrumentation for microbial research
Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies is accepting applications for the 2013 FlowCAM Student Equipment & Travel Grant. Open to graduate students and senior undergraduate students studying marine, freshwater or estuarine ecosystems at a college or university in North America, the water research grant provides free use of the company’s FlowCAM VS-IV imaging particle analysis system, plus on-site training and support, and covers the cost of travel to an appropriate water, environment or marine industry conference.
The FlowCAM instrumentation automatically detects, images, measures and analyzes thousands of individual particles and microorganisms such as algae, plankton and invasive mussels in seconds, yielding reliable data.
“If we’re to remain a world leader in marine research and be effective stewards in managing ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources, we need support for students from leading companies like Fluid Imaging Technologies,” says Elizabeth Rom, program director, Ocean Education for the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va. “The FlowCAM program is a wonderful example of industry support for the development of our future ocean science workforce.”
Previous grant recipients include Amanda Wenczel of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, who studied ecosystem restoration for healthy shellfish habitats, and Karen Kayfetz of San Francisco State University, who studied the impact of zooplankton on the environmental health of the Upper San Francisco Estuary.
Grant submissions will be accepted until March 31, 2013 and the winners will be announced by April 30, 2013. For details on applying for the grant, call 207.846.6100 or see www.fluidimaging.com/news-and-events-student-equipment-and-travel-grant.htm .