Experiencing Real Life

  • Experiencing Real Life

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     Unlimited Purpose

    Thanks to the generosity of LMKR, an international petroleum technology company, Geoscience Department chair Steve Hovan and his students are using the GeoGraphix and GVERSE platform to learn how to make accurate decisions and mitigate oil and gas exploration and development risks. The software, valued at $2.8 million, provides hands-on experience with a tool the students can expect to see when they enter the work force. IUP is the only university in the Northeast to provide this opportunity to students.

    Pat Imbrogno ’78, a Pittsburgh area geologist and consultant, saw the opportunity to help the department and connected LMKR to IUP. “Pat has been a great friend to our department, and we are most grateful that LMKR has given our students this wonderful opportunity,” Hovan said.