December 13, 2018
This season is typically busy in the lab here at Algae Research Supply, filling orders, going to conferences, and helping supply resources and answer questions about science fairs. We are always excited when our algae makes it to science fairs as it helps spread the message of algae! One student, Christopher, has been working with our algae for a few years now and has had some success with his testing and wrote us to tell about his projects.Check out what he said below to learn about his projects!
Chris here; for the past two years I have contacted Algae Research Supply asking advice and supplies to help me construct my own algae experiments at home, and each time your company has provided me with service and one-on-one interaction that far surpassed my expectations. In sophomore year, using the cultures and supplies you helped me to order and provided me with, my first series of algae experiments received a third place award in my school science fair, a second place award at the Worcester Regional Fair, and a second place award at the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair. This past year, thanks to your willingness to provide me with nitrogen free media and other supplies, I expanded upon my previous Nannochloropsis oculatta experiments so that I could compare the effects of nitrogen deprivation and carbon content on lipid production. That year, my work received a first place award at the school fair, a first at the regional fair, and a first at the State Fair; this qualified me to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA. It's been an amazing journey, and I couldn't have done as well without your guidance and services! Recently I returned to present my project at a competition at the MIT campus, and was deemed qualified to move on to the American Junior Academy of Science national competition in Washington, D.C. I felt that you deserved to know how much you had helped me, and how much of inspiration your work is to me
ARS is so happy to be able to support students in their research. We will publish more about Christopher's work next week, including his abstracts to explain more fully his work. Thanks for reading!