Saudi Installation Marks Middle East Expansion
January 3, 2006
MeasureNet has entered an agreement with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) of Saudi Arabia to install its network-based data acquisition system in the institution's Department of Chemistry. KFUPM will have the first MeasureNet System in the Middle East. The installation will include capabilities for shared UV-vis spectroscopy and at-station kinetics experiments.
The renown university possesses one of the most advanced training regimens in the region to meet the science, technical, and management challenges posed by Saudi Arabia's vast petroleum and mineral resources. KFUPM was created by royal degree in 1963 and originally enrolled 67 students. In 2003-04, the all-male student population reached over 10,000 individuals.
Located in Dhahran, the campus is a neighbor to key institutions including the Saudi Ministry of Petroleum and the headquarters of Saudi Aramco (which alone employs 56,000 workers in petroleum exploration, extraction, processing, distribution, and administration). The KFUPM campus has a desert climate similiar to Palm Springs, California.
"We are delighted that KFUPM's chemistry program has become a member of the MeasureNet community" said MeasureNet President Robert Voorhees. "As the preeminent science and technology institution on the Arabian Peninsula, the university's laboratories help prepare highly-skilled graduates for technical and leadership positions in the region's booming economy. I hope MeasureNet will play a key role in making the student laboratory experience even more relevant."
MeasureNet Technology Ltd. manufactures patented, network-based data acquisition interfaces for science teaching laboratories. It is a spin-off of the University of Cincinnati's Department of Chemistry and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Measurenet's award-winning, PC-reducing design helps reduce laboratory maintenance and operational costs while giving students access to high quality shared UV-vis spectroscopy and an array of innovative probeware. It's acclaimed intuitive design provides improved transparency to enable better science-focused, not technology-focused, learning. Winner of the Ohio Governor's Award For Excellence in Energy Efficiency, MeasureNet networks are found in university, community college, high school, and vocational training centers across the United States and around the world.
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