METER announces 2020 Grant A. Harris Fellowship winners
6 March 2020

METER announces 2020 Grant A. Harris Fellowship winners


PULLMAN, WA—METER Group, Inc. makers of precision scientific instrumentation and software solutions for environmental science, food quality assurance, and geotechnical applications is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Grant A. Harris Fellowship. 

  • Peter A. Tereszkiewicz: University of South Carolina (Dept. of Geography)—awarded NDVI and PRI SRS sensors, ZL6 data logger and ZENTRA Cloud. Peter is monitoring vegetation and erosion-increase dynamics on coastal dunes. Learn more—>
  • Jaclyn Fiola: Virginia Tech (School of Plant & Environmental Sciences)—awarded a SATURO infiltrometer, TEROS soil moisture sensors, ECRN-100 rain gauge, ZL6 data logger and ZENTRA Cloud. Jaclyn is using innovative methods to limit rain infiltration into vineyard soils for higher wine quality. Learn more—>
  • Daniel Hastings: University of California, Santa Cruz (Dept. of Environmental Studies)—awarded a TEMPOS thermal properties analyzer, SC-1 leaf porometer, TEROS 21 water potential sensors, TEROS 10 soil moisture sensors, ZL6 data logger and ZENTRA Cloud. Daniel is studying the effects of climate change on the survival of the Joshua Tree, a Mojave Desert foundational species. Learn more—>
  • Ryan C. Hodges: Utah State University (Dept. of Plants, Soils, and Climate)—awarded a PARIO soil texture analyzer and a WP4C water potential lab instrument.  Ryan is investigating the influence of climate and volcanic ash on soil development on basalt lava flows on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Learn more—>
  • Natalie M. Aguirre: Texas A&M University (Dept. of Entomology)—awarded SC-1 leaf porometers, PAR sensors, a ZL6 data logger and ZENTRA Cloud. Natalie is investigating how agricultural-field plant communities respond to an herbivore attack. Learn more—>
  • Karly Soldner: Drexel University (Dept. of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering)—awarded ATMOS 41 all-in-one weather stations, Infrared radiometers, ZL6 data loggers and ZENTRA Cloud.  Karly is combatting urban heat stress with small-footprint green stormwater infrastructure in Philadelphia’s most heat-vulnerable neighborhoods. Learn more—>

The Grant A. Harris Fellowship promotes innovation, thought leadership, and cutting-edge scientific research by recognizing graduate students who are making extraordinary contributions to any aspect of agricultural, environmental, or geotechnical science. Each fellowship winner will receive $10,000 of METER scientific instrumentation for use in their research. Learn how each recipient plans to use their METER instrumentation here.

For more information about the Grant A. Harris Fellowship, please visit https://www.metergroup.com/company/grant-harris-fellowship/.    

About METER Group, Inc.

METER Group, Inc., a Decagon and UMS combined company, delivers real-time, high-resolution data that fuels food production, environmental, and geotechnical research in both the urban and agriculture sectors. Through the power of its employees, METER combines science, engineering, and design expertise to turn physical measurements into useful information. Learn more at www.metergroup.com.


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METER to grant 2020 fellowships

METER is now accepting applications for the 2020 G.A. Harris Fellowship. The annual program, founded in honor of the late Grant A. Harris, was designed to support studies focused on growing people’s understanding of physical, chemical and biological processes in the environment.