Geometrics Reaches Out to Students Providing Equipment for Use in Research Projects

Feb 01, 2016 | Posted in Blog, News

Brian Shiro (photo by Jacob Bleacher)

As part of our academic outreach program, Geometrics recently donated the use of a G-859 magnetometer to Ph.D. candidate Brian Shiro, a student at the Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Hawaii. Brian's research site is on Mauna Loa, where he is mapping lava tube voids that are approximately 2 to 4 meters in diameter with depths of 1 to 2 meters beneath the surface. This project is through the University of Hawaii Department of Geology & Geophysics with the NASA HI-SEAS project (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation). The purpose of Brian’s research is to test different operational approaches astronauts can use for mapping surface voids and lava tubes on the Moon or Mars during future space exploration.

Geometrics is proud to help support the work of our future scientists and their efforts to benefit science and our communities. If you are interested in learning more about our equipment or the research we help support, please contact us at 408-954-0522 or visit our website at

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