Boulder, Colo., June 9, 2009 — ASD Inc. is accepting entries for the annual Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program, for the 2010 calendar year, from field researchers in all disciplines involving remote sensing and field spectroscopy. The annual program encourages novel, unconventional and/or fundamental research. The program is co-sponsored by the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), a member organization of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
Now in its fourth year, the Goetz Instrument Support Program offers temporary use of ASD field instruments (FieldSpec® 3 and FieldSpec® HandHeld) to a maximum of ten recipients per year. The program provides field instrumentation to graduate students pursuing a Master’s or Ph.D. within an accredited college or university program in the United States and all countries where Carnet documentation for shipments is accepted. Additionally, up to a total of $500 in publication charges (if the resulting paper is published in an approved publication) and/or travel assistance and print charges for presentation of an accepted abstract at a relevant scientific conference will be provided for each recipient.
The annual award program was established in honor of ASD’s co-founder, Dr. Alexander F. H. Goetz. He retired from the University of Colorado (Boulder) in 2006 after more than twenty years as a professor, and founder/director of the Center for the Study of Earth from Space (CSES). Dr. Goetz is a life-long contributor and world-renowned expert in the field of spectroscopy and remote sensing. He is now with ASD full-time as Chief Scientist, and remains Chairman of the company.
“As a leading provider of high-performance analytical instrumentation solutions used in the field and labs around the world, the program allows us to support graduate students to do research with up-to-date equipment as part of their degree programs,” said Dr. Goetz. “The wide range of research topics from previous year’s winners is yet another testament to the broad application of our devices.”
Proposals for the 2010 program are due no later than October 15, 2009. Proposals should be inventive, might be opportunistic, and need not have an immediate practical application or guarantee of success. Additional consideration will be given to proposals that bridge boundaries between traditional disciplines. All submissions will be reviewed by a prestigious interdisciplinary review committee chaired by Dr. Goetz, and winners will be announced the first week of December 2009. Additional program information and proposal guidelines are located on the ASD website.
ASD Inc. is unsurpassed in solving some of the world’s most challenging materials measurement problems. We collaborate with industrial professionals,analytical researchers, and remote sensing scientists to provide the most reliable, high performance analytical instrumentation solutions for real-world applications. Established in 1990 and based in Boulder, Colorado, USA, ASD Inc. has customers world-wide.
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