BALSA Members Included on Client Research Publication
Orion Genomics publishes work on Palm Oil Technology in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science
Orion Genomics recently published on their molecular technology to increase the yield of palm oil in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science, the most cited and largest open-access plant science journal in the world. The title of the original research article is: “Non-tenera Contamination and the Economic Impact of SHELL Genetic Testing in the Malaysian Independent Oil Palm Industry”. Notably, they included the BALSA team that contributed to research for the paper as authors on the publication.
Congratulations to the BALSA members who worked on the engagement: Shivam Shah, Hermangi Chaudhari, Allison Hoynes-O’Connor, and Amelia Nguyen. These members were recognized as authors for their contributions to the economic analysis of this technology on the Malaysian Independent Oil Palm Industry.
BALSA Highlighted in a Nature Jobs Feature
Non-Profit Consulting Groups on the Rise for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers
In a recent Nature News article, The BALSA Group was highlighted as a “source of inspiration” for the creation of similar non-profit consulting companies around the United States. Three senior members, Allison Hoynes-O’Connor, Amelia Nguyen, and George Schweitzer were photographed for the project and former BALSA president, Shivam Shah, was interviewed as well.
“The skills learned in the consulting game – management, leadership, and teamwork – would provide value to anyone…”, said Shah.
We are excited to see students and postdoctoral researchers at other institutions start consulting organizations. We have seen first-hand the benefits of assisting graduate students and post-docs in maximizing their analytical skills while providing opportunities for professional development, and wish to see these opportunities continue to propagate around the world.
January Happy Hour – T-REx
Special Time: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 4-6pm
The BALSA Group invites you to its first networking Happy Hour of 2016! The monthly event is a great chance to interact with the BALSA community, re-connect with previous colleagues, and establish new collaborations. Current and past BALSA clients and members will be on hand to discuss our plans for the year and answer any questions you may have. Light food and beverages will be served!
911 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101
5th Floor A/B Bar
November Happy Hour – The Kitchen Sink
November 20, 2015
Please join us for the BALSA Third Friday Happy Hour located at The Kitchen Sink in the Debaliviere Place Neighborhood from 6-8 pm Friday, November 20th.
The monthly Happy Hour is a great chance to catch up with other BALSA members and discuss all things entrepreneurial. It is the perfect place for people to learn more about BALSA. You’re encouraged to bring any friends and colleagues that might enjoy our company!
Hope to see you there!
The Kitchen Sink
255 Union Blvd
St. Louis, MO.