December 2022
News from the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology
Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!
Dr. Allen Place receives $7.5 million in NOAA funding
IMET's Dr. Allen Place and Mote Marine Laboratory's Dr. Michael P Crosby have been awarded a $7.5 million grant from NOAA to establish a Harmful Algal Bloom Control Technology Incubator (HAB CTI). The incubator will fund and assist technology projects dedicated to the control and mitigation of harmful algal blooms in our oceans, bays, and lakes.
IMET Featured in The Baltimore Banner
IMET's Aquaculture Research Center (ARC) was featured in an article published by The Baltimore Banner this November. When writing about the facility, the author described it as "an 18,000-square-foot floor laboratory that’s changing the face of the global seafood industry."
IMET alumni have prototype air purifier installed at Pittsburgh Airport
Next time you’re in Pittsburgh International Airport keep an eye out for aerium, AlgenAir’s first commercial algae air purifier. AlgenAir, founded by IMET alumni Kelsey Abernathy and Daniel Fucich, is a biotech company that utilizes algae to improve indoor air quality.
Dr. Yantao Li Receives MIPS Award
IMET's Dr. Yantao Li received support from the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program to collaborate with the Maryland-based company, AlgaBT. The collaboration is working on developing an antioxidant supplement from microalgae.
IMET Summer Internship Application Open
We are now accepting applications for our Summer Internship here at IMET. This nine-week paid internship connects students to a hands-on research project. Interns will receive an orientation to working in a lab, seminars on molecular techniques, science communication classes, and professional development training. This program encourages students from underserved communities who have an interest in marine and environmental sciences to apply.
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