ASD Inc. Announces 2008 Recipients for Instrument Support Program

ASD Inc. Announces 2008 Recipients for Instrument Support Program
December 12, 2007

Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program Fosters Creativity in North American Researchers

ASD Inc. is proud to announce the recipients for the Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program for the 2008 calendar year. The annual program encourages novel, unconventional and/or fundamental research by North American graduate level researchers. 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).

Five very worthy project proposals were chosen from those submitted. The recipients are Susan Buckingham, Ph.D. Candidate (Department of Geology, University of Colorado at Boulder); Richard Giles, M.S. Candidate (North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Department of Wood and Paper Science); Jennifer Wehby, M.S. Candidate (Department of Geology, University of Georgia); Sharon Preece, M.S. Candidate (Environmental Science, West Texas A&M University); and Kevin R. Heflin, Ph.D. Candidate (Environmental Quality and Natural Resources, Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center).

Now in its second year, the Instrument Support Program offers temporary use of ASD field instruments (FieldSpec® 3 and FieldSpec® HandHeld) to a maximum of ten recipients. The program provides field instrumentation for students in graduate-level research programs affiliated with an accredited North American University. Additionally, ASD provides up to $500 toward publication charges for each recipient’s findings if accepted for publication in a recognized journal.

“As a leading provider of high-performance analytical instrumentation solutions used in the field and labs around the world, the Instrument Support Program allows us to support graduate students to do research with up-to-date equipment as part of their degree programs,” said Dr. Alexander Goetz, co-founder and Chief Scientist of ASD. “As with last year, the wide range of research topics of this year’s winners is a testament to the broad application of our devices.”

The annual award program, introduced at the 2006 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Symposium (IGARSS) in Denver, Colorado, was established in honor of ASD’s co-founder, Dr. Alexander F. H. Goetz. After more than twenty years at the University of Colorado as a professor, and founder/director of the Center for the Study of Earth from Space (CSES), Dr. Goetz retired in 2006. Dr. Goetz is a life-long contributor and world-renowned expert in the field of spectroscopy and remote sensing. He has now joined ASD full-time as Chief Scientist, and remains Chairman of the company. Additional program information can be found on the ASD website.

About ASD
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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