The Department of Geoscience is well-equipped for undergraduate instruction and research in a broad range of geologic disciplines.
Our field equipment includes:
We have Snowmeteric probes and kits for avalanche and snow science research. And, we have an Emriver Stream table to model river flow and surface morphology.
We also work closely with the Four Corners Water Resource Center. For more information, visit the Water Center website.
We maintain a collection of machines designed to prepare collected samples for analysis. This lab includes:
Additionally, we have the ability to fuse glass beads in our Katanax Autofluxer Kl Prime or create briquettes in our Angstrom 4451AE Press.
We also house several analytical instruments including:
Current students taking GIS classes at FLC can download the latest version of ArcGIS Pro software from their ArcGIS Online settings page. Contact your GIS instructor for more information.
The department offers a GIS Certificate and supports research and internships focused on GIS.
ArcGIS and QGIS software are installed on hundreds of Windows computers across campus. In addition, the department maintains three High Performance HP processing computers with Intel Core i7-6700 @ 3.40 GHz and 32 GB of RAM. College computer labs also have access to HP color printers and large-format plotters.