Membership Well Represented
in ASTech Finalist List

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Andy Gilliland, P.Eng., APEGGA's second vice-president, is one of 15 Association members and permit holders nominated for 2002 ASTech Awards. Mr. Gilliland, in the running for the Outstanding Contribution to the Alberta Science and Technology Community Award, has attracted ongoing funding for the creation and establishment of the Edmonton and Calgary Innovation Centres. He is being recognized for his pursuit of excellence and his commitment to furthering Canadian innovation.

Dr. Michael Brett, P.Eng., is also among the finalists. A leader in nanotechnology research, Dr. Brett's international recognition has helped boost Alberta's reputation for excellence. He's nominated for the Outstanding Leadership in Alberta Technology Awards.

Nominated for the Outstanding Achievement in Applied Technology and Innovation Award, GreenPipe Industries Ltd. and its PipeCraft Project are committed to reducing failures through the development and implementation of their PipeCraft Software; in turn, the company reduces environmental and property hazards. APEGGA member Graeme King, P.Eng., is vice-president of engineering for Greenpipe.

For the Outstanding Commercial Achievement in Alberta Science and Technology Awards, both Micralyne Inc. and Dynastream Innovations Inc. were nominated. Specializing in microtechnology, Micralyne Inc. has built a growing and profitable company with a worldwide client base. Member Chris Lumb, P.Eng., is its CEO.
With its expertise in the research and development of "smart" devices, Dynastream has gained widespread recognition for its unique technological developments. Member Kip Fyfe, P.Eng., plays a major role in the company.
Axia NetMedia Corp., whose CEO Art Price, P.Eng., is an APEGGA member, and SMART Technologies, a permit holder, are finalists for the Outstanding Commercial Achievement in Science and Technology Award. SMART Technologies is an international leader in developing intuitive and interactive multi-media tools for the office and classroom.

Axia SuperNet, a division of Axia NetMedia, is gaining attention as a major partner in the Alberta SuperNet project. In addition to connecting every library, school, hospital and provincial government office to a high-speed, broadband network, SuperNet will make broadband services available to commercial service providers, who will provide competitive services to businesses and residences in rural and urban areas.

Quickly making his mark as a leader in science and technology, Dr. Michael Kallos, P.Eng., is a finalist for the Leaders of Tomorrow Award. Dr. Kallos's work in biomedical research offers great promise in disease treatment and cure.
Brian Moore, P.Eng., is founder and chief technical officer of BigBangwidth Inc., a finalist for the National Research Council/ASTech Innovation in Industrial Research Prize. BigBangwidth is making big waves in the tiny world of nanotechnology.
Dr. Keng Chung, P.Eng., nominated for the Syncrude/ASTech Innovation in Oil Sands Research Prize, is a renowned senior researcher with a broad perspective on oil sands operations.


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