UAS Labs Awards Scholarships to South Dakota State University, National, and International Organizations

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UAS Laboratories has awarded two scholarships and a research endowment to South Dakota State University and two scholarships for the highest performing high school seniors nationally.

South Dakota State University

UAS Laboratories, Inc, a global leader in the field of probiotics, has renewed their Annual Scholarships to South Dakota State University. Dr. S.K. Dash, founder of UAS Labs, awarded one scholarship to a student from the Department of Dairy Science in support of the Jackrabbit Guarantee for the 2012-2013 school year. The recipient is Kaylee Wegner, incoming freshman in Dairy Science from Faribault, MN. The second award was the Dr. S.K. Dash Scholarship in Food Science and Nutrition. The recipient for 2011 and 2012 was Wei Bai, a PhD Student from Zhangjigang, China who will be conducting research in the field of probiotics. Dr. Dash has also provided an endowment to the university to further research in probiotics and other scientific applications.

National, International and Local Scholarships

Dr. S.K. Dash and UAS Laboratories have been long supporters of national and international scholars. Each year, Dr. Dash awards the highest performing high school senior in the U.S. a scholarship through the Orissa Society of America. He also awards scholarships to promising students in India. Locally, a scholarship is provided through the India Association of Minnesota (IAM). This year, Dr. Dash has again sponsored fellowship awards recognizing qualified students attending college for the first time. IAM has been in existence since 1973 in the Twin-Cities and is the only organization promoting higher education of Asian Indians by awarding scholarships to qualified students attending college for the first time. The scholarships are designed to recognize current role models and potential thought leaders who are closely involved with the Asian Indian community.

About UAS Laboratories, Inc.

UAS Laboratories, Inc. (Eden Prairie, MN USA), established in 1979, is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies specializing in probiotic discovery, development, research, manufacture and marketing. The company manufactures products containing the trademarked, patented, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1, a probiotic with over 200 studies. DDS® Probiotics are sold to natural products retailers, health professionals, private label customers and as probiotic raw materials and customer specific blends to manufacturers in the US, and over 48 other countries. UAS Labs was founded by Dr. S.K. Dash, the probiotic pioneer, in 1979. Dr. Dash has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors, Vice President and as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the International Probiotic Association and is an Adjunct Professor of Nutrition and Food Science at South Dakota State University. Dr. Dash’s research and innovations in probiotics have earned 2010 Probiotic Award from Frost and Sullivan to UAS Labs and recognition from the Minnesota State Senate.

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