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OHAUS Launches 'Leading the Weigh' Laboratory Contest

Contest to Award Laboratories Using STEM Principals for Technological Advancement.

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. – February 25, 2014 – OHAUS Corporation, a leading worldwide manufacturer of laboratory balances and industrial scales, today announced the launch of its first-ever annual “Leading the Weigh” award program. Designed to acknowledge laboratories for their impact on scientific growth and technological advancement, one laboratory will receive the award for their exceptional use of the core principles of STEM technology to foster scientific advancement. To download an application packet, potential entrants can visit:

Launching at PITTCON 2014, and concluding November 1, 2014, the contest will review applicants on criteria in four categories:

  • Originality: The efforts of the laboratory are unique in the respective industry or are taking a new approach to a traditional scientific practice.
  • Contribution to Advancement of STEM Disciplines: The current research, outputs and daily activities use STEM disciplines to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Impact: The laboratory's efforts are making an impact in their community or field. The impact has an immediate effect or is a long term catalyst for revolutionary contributions.
  • Use of Weighing Technology: An OHAUS balance or scale is being used to achieve your unique laboratory goals.

The winner of the “OHAUS Leading the Weigh” Laboratory Award will receive a new OHAUS balance or scale, an OHAUS Lab Startup Kit, and $2,000 towards the purchase of laboratory supplies. The winner will also receive a personalized desktop award or wall plaque to be prominently displayed in their facility. Both the award winner and the winner’s laboratory will be featured throughout the year on various promotional documents, advertisements and the website. Finally, the award winner will also be asked to participate in the selection of the following year’s winner.

For over a century, OHAUS balances have helped laboratories make significant strides in research and development. They continually perform leading quality assurance and quality control measures, while enabling researchers to develop many of the greatest scientific and technological advancements that have helped to advance science. From the industry staple Triple Beam Balances, to the exceptionally intuitive Explorer line of balances, OHAUS balances have been an industry essential in many aspects, and a trusted tool for the many laboratory professionals working to advance their fields.

Entrants should send their applications to:

OHAUS Leading the Weigh Laboratory Award
7 Campus Drive
Suite 310
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Visit OHAUS in Booth #856 at PITTCON to learn more about the OHAUS Leading the Weigh award program, and to see OHAUS’ full line of laboratory balances. Information can also be found on