ASD Inc. Announces 2008 Call for Entries for Instrument Support Program

ASD Inc. Announces 2008 Call for Entries for Instrument Support Program
June 26, 2007

Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program Fosters Creativity in North American Researchers

ASD Inc. is accepting entries for the Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program for the 2008 calendar year from North American researchers in the areas of 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 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 page charges for each recipient’s findings if accepted for publication.

“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, founder and Chief Scientist of ASD. “The wide range of research topics from last year’s winners is a testament to the broad application of our devices.”

Entries will be accepted starting July 1, 2007; proposals for the 2008 program are due no later than October 15, 2007. 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 week of December 3, 2007. Additional program criteria and submittal guidelines are located on the ASD website.

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 early last year. 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.

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.

For more information, please contact our Marketing Communications Manager, ASD Inc., 2555 55th Street, Suite 100, Boulder, CO, 80301; 303/444-6522, 303/444-6825 (fax);

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