Program 139

AIRDATE:09/21/04

PROMO: Alberta Ingenuity Fund recipients Dr. Steve Larter and PhD student Jennifer Adams investigate methane potential of oil-eating microbes in the oil sands

Dr. Arlene Ponting outlines the innovative programs and role of Science Alberta Foundation

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TITLE: Dr. Steven Larter, Professor, Geology and Geophysics, and Canada Research Chair in Petroleum Geology, University of Calgary and Alberta Ingenuity Fund Scholar
SUBJECT: #139 Microbes: Revolutionizing Oil Sands Production
SYNOPSIS: Next time you think about the tar sands, just think bugs. Itís microbes that made crud out of Albertaís crude and gave us the tar sands. With the help of the Alberta Ingenuity Fund, two researchers at the University of Calgary are trying to unlock the secrets of those oil-eating microbes.

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TITLE: Jennifer Adams, PhD Candidate, Dept of Geology and Geophysics, University of Calgary and Alberta Ingenuity Fund Studentship
SUBJECT: #139: Microbes: Researching Their Role In The Oil Sands
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TITLE: Dr. Arlene Ponting, CEO, Science Alberta Foundation, Calgary
SUBJECT: #139 Science Alberta Foundation
SYNOPSIS: For over a decade, the Science Alberta Foundation has been inspiring youngsters and the young at heart into opening their eyes to the wonders of science. Dr. Arlene Ponting epitomizes the enthusiasm which underscores the work of the foundation.

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