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METER announces grants to support research in crops, environment and geotech
21 December 2018

METER announces grants to support research in crops, environment and geotech

PULLMAN, Wash.—Applications are now open for the G.A. Harris Award. METER Group, Inc. USA (METER) is giving six grants to promote scientific contributions in the fields of agriculture, environment and geotechnical engineering. Awardees will each receive $10,000 in METER instrumentation.

To enter, applicants must be currently enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian university or college in a graduate degree program related to the environmental sciences. Proposals will be evaluated using a panel peer review process.

Criteria for evaluation include:

– the potential impact of research on the field of study;
– feasibility of the research proposed; and
– novelty.

The original purpose of the fellowship, named in honor of the late Dr. Grant A. Harris, was to not only provide support in the form of instrumentation but also mentorship. Dr. Harris served as chairman of the Washington State University Department of Forestry and Range Management from 1967-1980 and board chairman at Decagon Devices (now METER) from 1983 until 2005. His life-long interest was in helping his many students find creative ways to access needed resources and opportunities.

“The G.A. Harris Award keeps us connected to our roots as scientists,” said Chris Chambers, product manager at METER. “Sometimes students need just a bit of extra data to carry out their [research] projects. The G.A. Harris Award is one way we can help.”

Since its formation in 2008, the G.A. Harris Award has grown from one grant to six. Among past recipients is Troy Magney, who now works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. His research investigating crop responses to environmental stress, particularly abiotic stressors, helped him to develop nutrient management tools for growers.

The deadline to submit is January 18, 2019. For more information or to apply, visit go.meter.group/p38269.

About METER Group

METER Group, a Decagon and UMS combined company, delivers real-time, high-resolution data that fuels production and processes for the food quality, environmental research, 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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