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6:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
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MARTIN P. SCHREIBMAN PhDRecipient, "2013 Outstanding Advocate for Science & Technology Award"The Science Museum of Long Island recently named Martin Schreibman PhD as a recipient of a 2013 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARD. Dr. Schreibman will be honored on Wednesday, February 6th at the Westbury Manor for his outstanding contributions toward the advancement and education of science and technology.Please help support Dr. Schreibman in his goal to raise a minimum of $1,000 for this important fundraiser.Proceeds support the Science Museum of Long Island's programs and services for the children and families of the region! Below is a brief summary of impressive accomplishments by MARTIN P. SCHREIBMAN, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biology at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College:Dr. Schreibman helped perfect a model for sustainable urban farming using cutting edge technology, recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), to grow fish. Professor Schreibman is the founder and Director Emeritus of Brooklyn College’s Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center (AREAC), a research facility devoted to the study of aquatic organisms — how they grow, adapt, reproduce, and live in all temperatures and environments. He and a multidisciplinary team of researchers seek to answer questions about medicine, nutrition, pollution, aquaculture, fisheries, and marine ecology. AREAC’s projects include bivalve and fish aquaculture, breeding horseshoe crabs, educational outreach, and product commercialization. Dr. Schreibman has devoted the past 12 years to developing urban aquaponics — growing both fish and plants together in a symbiotic water re-use system. His recirculating farming techniques have been used for assorted projects — even in outer space. In 1998, on the space shuttle Endeavor, he worked with Dr. Volker Bluem of Germany to develop a small system to test whether growing fresh food in space could be an option for lengthy trips. He is credited with over 190 scientific published citations and seven books. His topics of research have ranged from issues and concerns of space travel and extraterrestrial habitation and biomedical concerns (cancer and aging) to the impact of urban communities on surrounding estuaries and aquatic ecosystems. He has also been involved in developing and implementing meaningful environmental science curriculum for high school students and their teachers.
The inaugural ADVOCATES FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS takes place on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 6pm to 8pm, at Westbury Manor. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
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