PROJECT JACK AND THE GENESTALK received the following awards and donations:


The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to fund and support hands-on environmental projects for children and youths. Their objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Through environmental education, the Captain Planet Foundation believes that children can achieve a better understanding and appreciation for the world in which they live.


The ING "Unsung Heroes" awards are given to K-12 educators pioneering new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning. For information visit

SHOPA Kids in Need Foundation, a charitable organization founded in 1995 whose mission is to recognize, promote, and support initiatives that foster educational excellence, awards Kids In Need Teachers Grants to K-12 educators to help them realize their dreams of providing innovative learning opportunities for their students. For more information please visit



Located in the New York City metropolitan area, New Jersey City University is a cooperative education college in the State of New Jersey. A culturally diverse institution serving 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, NJCU offers more than thirty undergraduate degrees.


Links to friends of "Jack and the Genestalk"

The following companies have sent donations in the form of valuable equipment and supplies:

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Ace Glass Inc. has been a worldwide leader in scientific glassware since 1936. Located in Vineland, NJ, Ace Glass stands out as a leader and an innovator of scientific glass, lab equipment and glass apparatus.


Located in Maryland, Alpha Biosciences specializes in culture media and related products for Micro and molecular Biology.


Founded in 2004, American Weigh Scales Inc. established its location in Charleston, South Carolina. The company prides itself in being 'the' top scale company amongst many others. Offering quality scales and great customer service, American Weigh Scales continues to stay on top of the industry. American Weigh Scales - it's a weigh of life!


BBC Biochemical specializes in the field of pathology, histology, cytology and hematology. Whether clinical or research, BBC Biochemical’s manufacturing process is tightly monitored and the chance of contamination is virtually eliminated. All lots are thoroughly tested, measured for pH, and filtered before packaging. Bulk stock on hand is kept to a minimum to provide only recently produced items to its customers. All R&D and quality control is headed up by Dr. James Biesecker, formally a chief pathologist with Dynacare and then LabCorp in Washington State.


Founded in 1878 in Boston MA, Barnstead International, together with Lab-Line and Electrothermal, designs and manufactures labor saving laboratory and dental products including water distillation systems, sterilizers, stirring hotplates, incubators, cryogenic storage systems, fluorometers, spectrophotometers, and many other items. Authorized distributors represent Barnstead International in nearly 200 countries world wide.


Located in Vineland NJ, Bellco Glass Inc. is a leader and pioneer in the manufacture of laboratory glassware and lab supplies. Bellco specializes in serving laboratory supplies to the life science industry.


Bel-Art Products, Inc., located in Pequannock NJ, is a leading manufacturer of products for use in the laboratory. Bel-Art also serves the industrial, safety, educational science and packaging markets.


BrandTech Scientific specializes in providing labs throughout the US and Canada with convenient, reliable tools like pipettors, liquid dispensers and vacuum pumps, that help researchers get their work done efficiently, comfortably, and safely.


Cambridge Scientific specializes in the sale of reconditioned chemical, biological and environmental laboratory and medical equipment. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Cambridge Scientific has access to hundreds of biotech and pharmaceutical companies, as well as numerous hospitals, universities and colleges, a location that gives this company access to a wide selection of high quality used laboratory equipment. Cambridge Scientific is a resource listed on the On-Line Database of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and has relationships with most of the major equipment manufacturers.


Carolina Biological Supply Company, founded in 1927, is dedicated to serving science and math educators worldwide. The company's vision is to achieve innovation, quality, and service to be the most valued teammate of every science and math educator by providing teachers with the best products and service available, and to make their jobs as educators easier. Many of Carolina's staff members are former educators who work to understand the unique needs of teachers in the classroom and science lab. Carolina's staff often works with teachers to develop and distribute new products that fill their needs.


Cynmar®, located in Carlinville IL, has been in business for over 30 years. Established in June of 1973, Cynmar started out as an on-site microscope and balance repair service for educational customers. After seven years of repairing equipment, Cynmar began a venture into the market of selling scientific equipment, continuing to grow and serve its customers by offering competitive pricing through a yearly catalog and periodic tabloids. Cynmar’s catalog of products provides consistent quality as well as good value.


Located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Delasco is the largest dermatologic supplier in the world. Their mission is to find or create the latest innovations needed in dermatology.


DYNALAB CORPORATION is your online source for reusable plastic lab supplies, plastic labware, single use plastic lab supplies, single use plastic labware, custom plastic fabrication and science equipment. Dynalab Corporation is also proud to offer full product and ordering information on Carbolite ovens, Carbolite furnaces and Carbolite incubators. Is high quality laboratory equipment is shipped directly from Carbolite’s warehouse in Rochester, NY.


With offices and a central warehouse in Paramus NJ, Globe Scientific was founded in 1982 to provide the field of disposable laboratory plasticware with a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to the products supplied by the original equipment manufacturers.


Glas-Col is the world's leading manufacturer of laboratory products and industrial heating and mixing technology. Located in Terre Haute, IN, Glas-Col is an ISO certified company with over 65 years experience providing quality laboratory equipment, safety accessories, and industrial products. Glas-Col is a member of the Laboratory Products Association, Semiconductor Equipment and Material International, National Association of Manufacturers, and Indiana Manufacturers Association.


Located in Loveland Colorado, Hach Company provides advanced analytical systems and technical support for water quality testing, with solutions for lab, process, and field. Their products are used around the world, simplifying analysis with reliable, accurate results.

Since its origin in 1987 In St. Louis, Missouri, J-KEM Scientific, Inc. has established itself as the leader in temperature and vacuum control equipment. J-KEM'S founder, Dr. Robert Elliott, worked for 14 years at a Fortune 500 research corporation as a group leader in the areas of process development, discovery synthesis, and the automation of a combinatorial synthesis program. Aggressive areas of growth at J-KEM are custom robotics, parallel synthesis equipment, and custom instrumentation. J-KEM's custom instrument group was formed to make state-of-the-art instruments based on user specifications. Now in its fourth year, the robotics program at J-KEM has met its goal of providing affordable and highly versatile machines.

The alliance of Kimble Glass Inc. and Kontes Glass Company in 1982 established the most complete source of high quality laboratory glassware available. Located in Vineland NJ, Kimble/Kontes, the Science Products Division of Kimble Glass Inc., provides more than 150 years of combined experience in the design development and manufacture of laboratory glassware.


Labnet International is a manufacturer and distributor of laboratory equipment and supplies to the bioscience and bioresearch market. From their main office in Edison NJ and their European office in the UK they serve their bioresearch customers worldwide.


Founded in 1967 and located in Wisconsin, Lab Safety offers lab safety solutions , equipment and supplies for public safety, law enforcement, the environment, biosafety, and laboratories, to name just a few of its services. In 1992 Lab Safety Supply became an independent subsidiary of W.W. Grainger Co., the world’s top distributor of industrial/MRO products.


Millipore is a leading provider of products and services that improve productivity in biopharmaceutical manufacturing and in clinical, analytical and research laboratories. Millipore develops, manufactures and markets several thousand products ranging from pipette tips to multi-million dollar custom-engineered manufacturing systems. Organized in two operating divisions, a Bioprocess Division and a Bioscience division, Millipore is part of the S&P 500 index and employs approximately 5,800 employees in more than 47 offices worldwide. The equipment furnished to Project Jack and the Genestalk is a donation of the Millipore Foundation, the charitable arm of Millipore Corporation.


Ohaus Corporation is a leading manufacturer of scales and balances for the laboratory, education, industrial and specialty markets worldwide.With over 90 years of experience in the design, development and marketing of balances for a wide variety of applications, Ohaus has earned its reputation as a trusted supplier of precise, reliable and affordable products that meet virtually any weighing need. Ohaus Corporation is headquartered in Pine Brook, New Jersey with offices throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America.

PROFESSIONAL MICROSCOPES (MILESCO SCIENTIFIC), a division of MilesCo.Scientific, has graciously donated a 1000x compound microscope and a microscope digital camera for our "Jack and the Genestalk" study. Located in International Falls, MN, MilesCo Scientific is a high quality microscope supplier.


As a number one player in the diagnostics/research industry, Roche’s pioneering innovations set the standards for the entire industry. For more than 100 years, Roche has demonstrated its commitment to product quality, scientific innovation, and conscientious service.


STRATAGENE is a worldwide leader in developing innovative products and technologies for life science research. Located in La Jolla, CA, Stratagene support advances in science by inventing, manufacturing, and marketing products that simplify, accelerate and improve research. Since 1984 Stratagene’s products have been used throughout the academic, industrial, and government research sectors in fields spanning molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, drug discovery and toxicology. Stratagene has generously donated DNA extraction kits to Project "Jack and the Genestalk."


Setra was founded in 1967 by two brothers, both professors of engineering at MIT; since then, Setra has been designing, manufacturing and marketing pressure transducers, accelerometers, laboratory balances, and counting scales -- all based on the capacitive sensing technology originally developed and patented by Drs. Y.T. Li and S.Y. Lee. Since 2001, Setra Systems has been a division of Gems Sensors of Plainville, CT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Danaher Corporation.


Toll Brothers City Living, the urban development division of Toll Brothers, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 Company and #102 on the Forbes Platinum 400, takes their commitment to environmental stewardship seriously. Nationwide, Toll Brothers encourages environmental awareness by partnering with conservation groups such as the National Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society-earning community certifications for programs such as Backyard Wildlife Habitats and Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries for Golf Courses, respectively. These certifications assure their residents that the natural beauty of their communities will remain a proud legacy for generations to come.


Terriss Consolidated Industries, located in Asbury Park NJ, is one of the country's oldest suppliers of scientific instruments, laboratory supplies and stainless steel products. Terriss manufactures and stocks a comprehensive line of scientific and laboratory products required by the food, beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, water and waste water industries. In addition, the MasterCraft Division fabricates stainless steel equipment to order, the Olympic Tool Company division does custom machining and turning, and the Acquired Data Systems division creates custom software for industrial clients.


Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science. Its Marietta, Ohio facility manufactures controlled environment laboratory equipment used in educational, biomedical, pharmaceutical, clinical and industrial applications.



The Division of Research, Education and Economics is dedicated to the creation of a safe, sustainable, competitive U.S. food and fiber system, as well as strong communities, families, and youth through integrated research, analysis, and education.


Located in Wharton NJ, Visual Ed Technology, founded and owned by ecologist John Caprice, offers mobile visual solutions for classrooms, medical conferences, courtrooms, and the pharmaceutical industry.


VWR EDUCATION is a family of companies focused on providing creative, accessible solutions for classroom and laboratory learning. The diversity of products and services available through these companies allows them to offer the most comprehensive collection of high quality learning materials, coupled with unparalleled customer support. VWR Education enhances learning by making education exciting for students and easier for teachers through creative solutions and innovative products with a focus on exceptional customer care and a dedication to excellence. VWR Education is the largest and oldest science Education Supply Company in the world.