PME Celebrates 40th Anniversary and Launches PME New Researcher Program
Precision Measurement Engineering is thrilled to celebrate its 40th anniversary of supporting research efforts by engineering accurate, long-lasting technology. PME recently launched a new collaborative research program to continue supporting the efforts of developing researchers.
The foundation of PME centers on producing the most effective and sustainable products to allow researchers accurate testing. It is no surprise PME is giving back for its 40th anniversary by creating a program to offer selected researchers tools to excel in their studies and career mentorship.
The program participants include Alyson Hall, Catherine Golubovsky, Christina Linkem and Heili Lowmen. The emerging researchers are all within their first 1-3 years of their careers, are postdoctorate or are participating in research projects for the first time. The participants will receive a 10% discount on their first PME product and a 5% discount on any additional orders, as well as paid conference registration with a $500 travel stipend.
“Research is a key value in our industry, and we are excited to work with these individuals in the program to support their ongoing research initiatives and see the impact they will make on our planet,” said Kristin Elliott, CEO of PME.
PME has supported research efforts through innovative, creatively functional and durable products since 1982 when founder Mike Head completed his doctoral degree at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. PME continues to develop these innovative products equipped to succeed in challenging environmental settings.
Alyson Hall received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology at Stony Brook University and is currently in the Marine Science master’s program at Virginia Institute of Marine Science at William & Mary. As an emerging researcher, Alyson has received awards recognizing her research and has experience in many areas, some as far as Madagascar. Currently, she is studying human stressors like rising temperature and how it affects seagrass ecosystem processes in Chesapeake Bay, U.S. With the support of the new researcher program, Alyson plans to participate in events and conferences as well as use the miniDOT loggers to measure and track oxygen changes per minute.
Catherine Golubovsky is an undergraduate researcher at Dartmouth College where she is on track to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Earth Sciences. As Catherine is developing her research career, she has already won numerous honors and awards including the Women in Science Project Engagement Award, Dickey Center for International Understanding Greenland
Exchange Fellow and Recipient of the Stefansson Arctic Research Fellowship. “The PME New Researcher Program is an opportunity for me to dive deep into the world of research as I complete my undergraduate honors thesis and move on to graduate studies. As a new researcher, this program has the potential to follow me through my entire career in research,” Catherine shares.
Christina Linkem, U.S. Student Fulbright Fellow, received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Hawaii Manoa and a Master of Science in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University. She is interested in stream organism responses to anthropogenic impacts and is currently researching fish species assemblages and tropic structure in a semi-pristine stream, located within a biological reserve and in a heavily disturbed agricultural stream. Christina’s goal is to use her findings to protect stream ecosystems. She plans to attend conferences to disseminate her research to direct stakeholders, as well as incorporate the miniDot Logger and miniWIPER in agriculture streams located in Costa Rica.
Heili Lowmen, Postdoctoral researcher received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, French and Francophone Studies from Vassar College and a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology from the University of California Santa Barbara. Highly motivated in her research, Heili has numerous published articles, led workshops and conference presentations and has received more than $300,000 in research grants, fellowships, scholarships and awards. Her focus is on how organisms, underlying geology and environmental chemistry interact in the aquatic ecosystem. Heili plans to utilize the program to better her current research infrastructure with miniDot loggers based in Lake Tahoe where she is a collaborator investigating how mountain watershed and nearshore processes may be contributing to nitrogen and increasing algal growth.
Starting the company with only two employees for more than a decade, PME has dramatically expanded its team and increased revenue by nearly 2000%. PME originally created custom designs to fit individual customers’ needs. Since then, PME identified a larger industry-wide issue, and now develops products that address the challenging obstacles for aquatic industries and research organizations.
“As CEO, I am so proud of my team and our entire combined ambition,” said Kristin Elliott. “We work diligently to develop and advance our technologies to aid our researchers and for the betterment of our planet.”
As PME celebrates 40 years, they are grateful to their team and customers for their success over the past 40 years. They look forward to partnering with and supplying researchers with water monitoring technology in the years to come and providing the tools needed to achieve a brighter future for our planet.
PME was founded in research institutions 40 years ago and we continue to partner with them today, developing new technologies in R&D settings to support public and commercial research organizations. Our mission is to provide research institutions with affordable instruments and software that accurately and reliably measure, collect and analyze water properties for both fresh and saltwater research. We believe innovation begins with the real needs of our research partners.