ASD is seeking and accepting submissions for the 5th annual Students in Mining & Energy TerraSpec® Instrument Program. The Students in Mining & Energy TerraSpec Instrument Program was established by ASD to enhance innovation in the mining industry through advances in mineral measurement analysis. ASD continues its tradition of challenging graduate students involved in mining, geology, energy or geothermal related research to submit their research projects for the 2018 calendar year.
Graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree, with the most original research proposals, will be awarded temporary use of a TerraSpec® 4 mineral analyzer (350-2500 nm) or a TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier (also 350-2500 nm) for a specified period of time.
Applicants must be attending an accredited college or university in the US or in most countries where Carnet documentation (i.e. an international customs document) for shipments is accepted.
Each recipient is also eligible for up to $500 USD to cover the cost of publication fees and travel assistance, if the resulting paper, abstract, or poster presentation is accepted for publication in a relevant scientific journal and/or scientific conference. The program organizers also request that the participants provide ASD with a short summary of their research and results.
Proposals for the 2018 program are due 17 November 2017. They do not need to be of immediate practical application or have a guarantee of success. Priority will be given to proposals that creatively bridge multiple disciplines. An interdisciplinary review committee will carefully assess each submission to make the final selections. Accepted students will be announced in early 2018.