Students in the geological sciences and engineering department at UMR are using new software to help them learn to interpret data relating to fault lines, potential oil reservoirs and other geophysical characteristics.
The software comes in the form of a gift to the university from Seismic Micro-Technology Inc. (SMT), a Houston-based creator of software and technology for the geological sciences.
The donated Kingdom Suite software and user licenses, valued at $444,400, will help UMR geology, geophysics, geological engineering and petroleum engineering students by equipping them with workstation experience that will prove valuable in the work force, says Dr. Estella Atekwana, associate professor of geology and geophysics at UMR.
The Kingdom Suite software was donated through SMT’s Educational Gifts Program. It has been used in one UMR geological sciences and engineering department course, Seismic Interpretation (a graduate-level course) and may be used in Seismic Stratigraphic Geophysics (a senior-level undergraduate course).