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Dec 20, 2005

OSU Students Get A Better Picture Of Earth's Subsurface

Oklahoma State University's Boone Pickens School of Geology has opened what it says is one of the most advanced 3-D visualization labs in the country. The $1.5 million, Devon Energy Geology Laboratory, which is located in the university's Noble Research Center, allows faculty members to illustrate complex geologic features and help students better understand how faults, cross-cutting formations and fluids interact deep within the earth. The facility features advanced graphic desk-top stations, 84-inch touch-screens and projectors, as well as state-of-the-art communications, to allow faculty and student to interact with geologists in the field.

The laboratory was funded by a $2.3 million gift from Devon Energy, the largest independent oil and gas producer in the United States.