April 21, 2014

Students to demonstrate algae projects during public events

Posted: April 21, 2014

Learn how algae can not only be used to clean Arizona’s wastewaters, but be turned into a renewable energy source and other valuable products May 1-2 at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) on Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus.

Students from Arizona universities will demonstrate their projects to the public at the Innovation Showcase May 1, and during a formal public presentation workshop May 2. The multi-university collaboration is made possible by funding and support from the Arizona Board of Regents.

Tour the labs and the green algae testbed fields of the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation from 3-6:30 p.m., May 1, during the Innovation Showcase, hosted by the College of Technology and Innovation. Throughout the showcase, Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University faculty and students will discuss their algae projects, and AzCATI representatives will host tours throughout the center. Stop by the AzCATI booth at the Innovation Showcase in the Sun Devil Fitness Complex to learn about algae and begin a guided site tour.

Students from each of the three universities will inspire participants again from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 2, as they give in-depth insight into their leading-edge research. Tours of the AzCATI facility will also occur immediately following this event.

Innovation Showcase

Where: Sun Devil Fitness Complex and the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building III, room 191)

When: 3-6:30 p.m., May 1

Parking: Visitor Parking Available in Lot 49

For more information about the Innovation Showcase, visit http://innovation.asu.edu/innovation-showcase.

Using Wastewater for Mass Culture of Algae for Food, Feed and Fuel Presentations

Where: Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building III, room 191)

When: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 2

Parking: Visitor Parking Available in Lot 49

For information about the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation, visit azcati.com.

Sarah Mason, sarahmason@asu.edu
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