Geoscience open house at FHSU will feature GIS, remote sensing technology and their uses

HAYS, KS -- The Fort Hays State University Geosciences Department is hosting an open house on April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Tomanek Hall, room 125, on the FHSU campus.

Geographic information systems and remote sensing technology are playing a vital role in homeland defense and in disaster preparedness efforts. This exciting, vital technology will be on display at the FHSU Geosciences open house.

Highlighted will be a look at the Sept. 11 attacks through remote sensing technology and an examination of how GIS can contribute to the control of disease outbreaks, whether natural or as the result of a terrorist attack.

Other demonstrations at the open house include "Dinosaur Fever," a photo slide show of the Department of Geosciences dinosaur dig in Utah, plus participants will see and touch the actual dinosaur bones and get a sneak preview of a new dinosaur display coming to Tomanek Hall on May 3, 2002.

The final department demonstration includes a presentation on the pollution spills in Hays and the successful methods used in the cleaning up of the pollution plume. Adults and children are welcome to attend this free open house with complimentary refreshments.

FHSU's Geosciences Department offers a variety of baccalaureate and advanced degrees as well as minors in both geology and geography. Study and training in the geosciences are designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of science, and to prepare students to enter either industry, teaching, or graduate school.

For more information call the FHSU Department of Geosciences at (785) 628-5389 or visit .

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