Labs and Equipment

Seismology and Petrophysics Laboratory

The Seismology and Petrophysics Lab offers computer stations, set up with Sun computers and personal computers equipped with the software and data sets to accommodate student projects, as well as a reference library. The work performed in this lab focuses on seismic petrophysics.

Contact: Wayne Pennington

Location: Dow 619

Earthquake Seismology Laboratory

The Earthquake Seismology Lab is a teaching facility equipped with seismometers that measure the seismic activity on the Michigan Tech campus. The lab is used to demonstrate the process for collecting and reading seismic data. An online graphic provides a real-time seismic reading of the data collected in the lab.

Contact: Wayne Pennington and/or Greg Waite

Location: Dow 109A

Earth Magnetism Laboratory

Lab activities include basic and applied research in paleomagnetism, rock and mineral magnetism, and environmental magnetism. The facility offers several state-of-the-art instruments, including a superconducting rock magnetometer, an alternating gradient field magnetometer, and a magnetic susceptibility meter.

Contact: Aleksey Smirnov

Location: Dow 109A and 618

Dow Research Labs

Earthquake Seismology Laboratory109AWayne Pennington, Greg Waite
Instrument Development Lab210Bill Rose
Environmental Geochemistry218 
Geophysics Lab220Greg Waite
Geomorphology/Natural Hazards Lab221, 221ABill Rose
Image Analysis Petrology Lab313Doug McDowell, Bill Rose
Rock/Mineral Preparation Lab316A, 316BRobert Barron
Economic Geology Lab318Ted Bornhost, Doug McDowell
Economic Geology Prep Lab319Ted Bornhorst
Hydrogeology Lab420John Gierke, Alex Mayer
Subsurface Visualization Lab614A, 615James Wood
Earth Magnetism Lab618, 618AAleksey Smirnov
Seismology and Petrophysics Laboratory619Wayne Pennington
Sedimentology Lab622Jackie Huntoon
High Frequency Seismic and Acoustic Lab623Roger Turpening
Atmospheric Lab9th FloorLouisa Kramer

Dow Facilities

The Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building, which houses the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, is located on the Portage Canal waterfront. The Dow offers world-class computer and analytical laboratory facilities.

RSI Computing Lab211Bill Rose
RSI Library213, 214Bill Rose
Undergraduate Computer Lab709 
X-Ray Diffraction Lab George Robinson

Enterprise Facilities

Enterprises are student-led companies embracing rich experiences in engineering design, team building, project management, and end-to-end original product development. The program gives teams of students from varied disciplines the opportunity to work for several semesters in a business-like setting to solve real-world problems supplied by industry partners.

Enterprise teams perform testing and analysis, make recommendations, manufacture parts, develop products and processes, provide services, meet budgets and schedules, and manage multiple projects—and the department supplies the facilities to help teams maximize their productivity and save time.

Aqua Terra Tech709John Gierke