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 109 and 618


Dow Research Labs

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Earthquake Seismology Laboratory 109A Wayne Pennington, Greg Waite
Environmental Geochemistry 218  Jason Gulley
Geophysics Lab 220 Greg Waite, Jeremy Shannon
Natural Hazards & Atmospheric Studies Lab 221A Simon Carn
Image Analysis Petrology Lab 313 Chad Deering
Rock/Mineral Preparation Lab 316A, 316B Robert Barron
Economic Geology Lab 318 Ted Bornhost
Economic Geology Prep Lab 319 Ted Bornhorst
Hydrogeology Lab 420 John Gierke, Alex Mayer
Earth Magnetism Lab 109, 618, 618A Aleksey Smirnov
Seismology and Petrophysics Laboratory 619 Wayne Pennington
Wet Lab 622 Jason Gulley
Electronics Lab 623 Roger Turpening
Atmospheric Lab 901 Floor Louisa Kramer
Aquatic Chemistry Lab 207 GLRC Colleen Mouw

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.

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Graduate Student Computer Lab 211

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.

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