Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences classroom space, labs and faculty offices are located in the two buildings that make up the Seaborg Science Complex: New Science and West Science. This state-of-the-art facility hosts a combined GIS and a remote sensing lab. The lab features laptop docking stations, a wide-format plotter, and a mainframe server, as well as access to GIS and Remote sensing software that students can install on their NMU issued laptops.
Extending learning off campus, the faculty and students visit the Upper Peninsula’s many rivers, streams, lakes, hills, and plains, as well as NMU’s Longyear Forest, a 120-acre woodland area located a few miles from campus. Students also actively learn along the shores of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world concerning surface area, which is a mere 10-minute walk from campus.
Labs and Facilities
- Student accessible GIS and Remote Sensing lab (WS 3613)
- Geology research lab (WS 3708)
- Advanced geospatial research lab and Ground Penetrating Radar GPR facilities (WS 3632)
- Geography teaching labs (WS 3710 and WS 3704)
- Student resource and study room (WS 3702)
- Rock storage and Cutting rooms (WS 1656)
- ESRI GIS site-licensed software packages for use on your college supplied mobile device (ArcGIS 10.x; ArcGIS Pro; Enterprise ArcGIS Online)
- ERDAS Imagine
- Department office (3001 New Science Facility) Phone: 906-227-2500