AUSTIN, Texas—The Department of Geological Sciences and the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin have been given educational software and licenses valued at $3.8 million from Seismic Micro-Technology Inc. of Houston.
The software will be used in research by graduate students and in classroom settings for undergraduates learning computer geology.
"This software has a lot of versatility," said Dr. William Fisher, who holds the Leonidas T. Barrow Centennial Chair in Mineral Resources. "It’s used widely in industry and having it available to our students means they will graduate with an affinity for it when they enter the workplace."
The gift includes software valued at $2.9 million for the Department of Geological Sciences and licenses worth $944,000 for the Bureau of Economic Geology. Kingdom Suite Educational Software comes with full maintenance from Seismic Micro-Technology.
Alejandro Garcia, director of education for Seismic Micro-Technology, said the company has donated the software to more than 100 universities worldwide.
"The president of our company, Tom Smith, has taught geophysics and he has a warm spot in his heart for education," Garcia said. "On the practical side, providing this software to students means when they leave the university they will have experience with this workstation technology."
For more information about this gift, contact Professor Robert Tatham at 512-471-9129 or Dr. Fisher at 512-471-5600.