The Japanese Association at Southern Methodist University (JASMU) is an organization for SMU undergraduate/graduate students who are interested in Japanese culture and communication. JASMU was originally founded just after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck northern Japan on March 11, 2011, in order to take action into relief efforts. Please visit the website for more information and to learn how you can help!
June 11-14, 2011
June 15-18, 2011
TEC 2012 Symposium
the 8th year in a row, the ISEM co-sponsor the Texas Energy
Council Symposium. Special thanks
are due to ISEMs Diana Vineyard who helps arrange the logistics
for the symposium each year, which is held at the Hughes-Trigg
Student Center on the SMU campus. The Institute once again is
pleased to offer free registration to the TEC Symposium for all
SMU student members of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
Texas Energy Council
Exploration for Petroleum
A Guide to the Collection
at SMU's DeGolyer Library
1968, the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man has advanced
the cause of novel methods of oil and gas exploration. In that
vein, the Institute has encouraged Dr. Donald F. Saunders and
Dr. Martin J. Davidson to bring together articles and related
material on the topic of surface geochemical exploration. This
collection can be examined at the University's DeGolyer Library.
In addition, titles from the collection have been made available
on the internet.
to all that ISEM does is the financial support we receive from our
corporate sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide critical resources
- financial ones, certainly, but also vital business and political
contacts - for our mission, and particularly for the ISEM Energy
ISEM in the World
continues to build on its invitational excursions to
places including Alaska, Iceland, Wyoming, and the Dakotas to examine
the surface expression, economic potential, and the path ahead in
the use of Earth's heat as an energy resource for the future of
humankind. Special thanks are due to Shade Tree Studios for
making documentaries of the ISEM excursions.
about some of our past energy events and field research can be found
Ocean Dallas Rises Again
Ocean Dallas Field Guide has served to instruct and inspire teachers
during their hands-on experience with rocks and fossils. Now, Ocean
Dallas is revised and improved so that it might be used once again
in organized teacher training.
in the spotlight after
95 million years
was hanging out near the ocean, and that is probably where it derived
its food from."
Dr. Timothy Myers
Link in Evolution of Mosasaurs
out as small animals like Dallasaurus, (mosasaurs) mastered
their new marine environment and rose to become the top predator
in their ecosystem, the T.Rex of the ocean."
Study of an Amber-Preserved
Anolis Lizard in 3-D
computed tomography scanning, similar to the CT scanning used
in hospitals and doctors' offices, the ISEM researchers at Southern
Methodist University are able to create a three-dimensional view
of this tiny lizard's skull. The bones are preserved inside a nugget
of amber, found in the Dominican Republic.
Finding Oil and Gas
3D seismic imagery
through amber with X-rays to produce digital images is much the
same as using CAT scans in medicine, or even using seismic vibrations
to produce digital signals that can be turned into images of Earth's
images are especially useful in the search for oil, as shown by
ISEM's 2000 Hedberg Award winner, Dr. Milo Backus.
his video representation.
Finding Oil and Gas