Geosciences awarded cutting-edge software

The Department of Geosciences at Fort Hays State University has recently received two new pieces of 3-D seismic visualization software worth more than $5 million as part of a grant through the Landmark University Grant Program.

"Geographix" and "Kingdom Suite" are used to convert raw seismic data into 3-D imaging used by geologists to locate petroleum deposits. Geoscience majors in the petroleum option will use the software in conjunction with raw data provided by John O. Farmer and Downing Nelson, two local petroleum companies.

"Students will use the raw data to practice analyzing the 3-D seismic images," said Dr. Ken Neuhauser, professor of geosciences. "This software is the hottest item on the block."

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