RICHMOND HILL, Ontario Students from around the world are invited to prepare a short essay (800 to 1,200 words) in English in any area of magnetics. Topics can include the application of magnetics in different disciplines (resource exploration, archaeology, earthquake research, UXO, paleomagnetism, etc.), case histories, instrumentation, software, data acquisition and quality control, and interpretation and modeling. Students are also free to select other topics that are aligned with their current academic activities.
Three award recipients will be selected to receive financial awards as well as a one-year licence to the Profile Analyst professional geophysical analysis package from Australia's Encom Technology.
Entries are due by Friday March 19, 2004, and will be judged by a panel of internationally-recognized magnetics experts. Judging will be based on overall impression and comprehensiveness of essays; technical merit; and writing and adherence to publishing standards. Students enrolled in post-secondary institutions as of October 1, 2003, are eligible to enter.
The award is sponsored by GEM Advanced Magnetometers, Encom Technology, GISCO, Allied Associates Geophysical, Geostudi Astier SRL, and Terraplus Canada. A brochure with contest details is available at www.gemsys.com.