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.
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 Laboratory||109A||Wayne Pennington, Greg Waite|
|Instrument Development Lab||210||Bill Rose|
|Geophysics Lab||220||Greg Waite|
|Geomorphology/Natural Hazards Lab||221, 221A||Bill Rose|
|Image Analysis Petrology Lab||313||Doug McDowell, Bill Rose|
|Rock/Mineral Preparation Lab||316A, 316B||Robert Barron|
|Economic Geology Lab||318||Ted Bornhost, Doug McDowell|
|Economic Geology Prep Lab||319||Ted Bornhorst|
|Hydrogeology Lab||420||John Gierke, Alex Mayer|
|Subsurface Visualization Lab||614A, 615||James Wood|
|Earth Magnetism Lab||618, 618A||Aleksey Smirnov|
|Seismology and Petrophysics Laboratory||619||Wayne Pennington|
|Sedimentology Lab||622||Jackie Huntoon|
|High Frequency Seismic and Acoustic Lab||623||Roger Turpening|
|Atmospheric Lab||9th Floor||Louisa Kramer|
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 Lab||211||Bill Rose|
|RSI Library||213, 214||Bill Rose|
|Undergraduate Computer Lab||709|
|X-Ray Diffraction Lab||George Robinson|
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 Tech||709||John Gierke|