LEXINGTON, Mass., Feb. 15, 2016 — Nightsea has announced the opening of submissions for its 2nd annual Key Award in fluorescence microscopy. Designed for individuals entering their first faculty position at a U.S. nonprofit college or university in 2016, the award provides a Nightsea stereo microscope fluorescence adapter system with two excitation/emission combinations and $750 in equipment or supplies to establish his or her first lab. The application deadline is June 3, and the winner will be announced August 1. “The Key award is our way of giving back to the community,” said Dr. Charles Mazel, founder of Nightsea. The winner of Nightsea’s Key Award will receive a Nightsea stereo microscope fluorescence adapter system with two excitation/emission combinations, and $750 in equipment or supplies to establish his/her first lab. Courtesy of Nightsea. Dr. Robert Mitchell at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, last year’s winner of the Key Award, uses the Nightsea system to confirm the presence of fluorescence in his samples before making a 100-mile trip to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to use its confocal microscope. Nightsea is a manufacturer of technology that reveals the hidden spectral dimension of fluorescence in the lab, underwater and other environments.