WKU's Geography and Geology departments receive large donation

Published: Nov. 29, 2018 at 10:33 AM CST
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Western Kentucky University's Department of Geography and Geology has received a large software donation.

Petroleum Experts, Inc. has renewed the equivalent of $2.18 million in MOVE software, which is described as "most complete and comprehensive industry-standard modeling software for tectonics and structural geology."

“MOVE software is quite a robust structural-tectonic-petroleum modeling software,” said Dr. Nahid Gani, Associate Professor of Geology. “As a student-centered, applied research institution, WKU has benefited from this generous donation for training and education of both graduate and undergraduate students.”

The software provides Geography and Geology faculty and students an exposure to top-of-the-line tools and methods available in geoscience data modeling, validation and uncertainty quantification.

“The MOVE suite of software tools is a tremendous boost to the teaching and research mission of the Department,” said Dr. Fred Siewers, Chair of the Department of Geography and Geology. “We are very grateful to Petroleum Experts Inc for their generous donation.”

Utilizing the MOVE software, WKU was the 2017 winner and 2018 runner-up in the Imperial Barrel Award Program (IBA) Eastern Section competition.

WKU’s Geology program offers structural geology, tectonics and fossil fuel courses for undergraduate and graduate students.

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