Sunday, April 06, 2008

Aqueous Solutions awarded prestigious Lindbergh Foundation grant

Totally sweet news...this year I'll receive a grant from the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation to develop charcoal filtration technologies for removal of pesticides and other harmful chemicals from drinking water.

Each year, the Lindbergh Foundation presents grants to individuals "whose research projects will make important contributions toward improving the quality of life by balancing technological advancements and the preservation of our environment."

The award totals $10,580 - a symbolic figure representing the cost of the "Spirit of St. Louis" airplane in which Charles Lindbergh completed the first trans-Atlantic flight, from New York to Paris, in 1927.

I plan to use the award money to advance Aqueous Solutions' laboratory research activities, undertaken in collaboration with scientists and engineers at North Carolina State University, the University of California-Berkeley, and Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand.

The grant will also further the design and testing of a prototype water filtration system under development at Pun Pun Organic Farm in northern Thailand.

Plus, I'll be honored at this year's Lindbergh Award Celebration, to be held in May in Atlanta, GA, where I'll make a presentation on Aqueous Solutions' research and projects to the Foundation's Board of Directors.

How cool is that?

1 comment:

Rob said...

Josh,

Totally cool, in my opinion. Most helpful for all your are attempting to accomplish.

Mom