Programs offer students the opportunity to receive an advanced spectrometer to support and boost innovating research in remote sensing and mining applications
BOULDER, Colo. – July 15, 2015 – ASD Inc., a PANalytical company and a global leader in high-performance NIR analytical instrumentation and materials analysis solutions, is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Goetz Instrument Program and the 2016 Students in Mining TerraSpec Instrument Program.
These programs encourage novel, unconventional and/or fundamental research. Submissions for each program should be unique to the field and do not need to be of immediate practical application or have a guarantee of success. Additional consideration will be given to innovative proposals that creatively bridge boundaries between traditional disciplines.
Selected students for the Goetz Instrument Support Program will be awarded a FieldSpec® 4 Standard-Res spectroradiometer or a FieldSpec HandHeld 2 spectroradiometer for a specified period of time. The spectroradiometers can be used by the students for a wide range of field research applications such as image interpretation, ground truthing, materials classification and ecological impact analyses.
Accepted student proposals for the Students in Mining TerraSpec Instrument Program will be granted the temporary use of a full-range TerraSpec® 4 Hi-Res mineral spectrometer system for mineral analysis. The TerraSpec 4 uses flexible, near-infrared spectroscopy to measure a wide variety of samples, offering better visibility for students conducting mineral analysis as part of their mining, energy or geothermal research.
Students who are enrolled in a Master’s or PhD program within an accredited college or university in any country where ATA Carnet documentation for shipments is accepted are encouraged to apply. Proposals for the Goetz program are required by the deadline of October 15 and for the Students in Mining program by the deadline of November 15.
These deadlines are firm so that the review committee can consider applications, identify recipients and have instruments in the hands of the selected students as quickly as possible.
Recipients are eligible for up to USD 500 to cover the cost of publication fees and/or travel assistance for the presentation of an accepted abstract at a relevant scientific conference.