Explosive UndertakingJune 16, 2010
With hopes of getting a better image of the earth's crust in North Texas, a team of seismologists led by Baylor professor Dr. Jay Pulliam took advantage of the implosion of Texas Stadium on April 11 by utilizing seismometers around the stadium to study the seismic waves caused by the demolition. Such information could help identify whether natural gas drilling in the area is to blame for a series of small earthquakes the area experienced in 2008-2009.
A team of MBA students from the Hankamer School of Business also benefited from the demise of the longtime home of the Dallas Cowboys. The students earned a second place $7,500 prize in the fifth annual Texas Shoot-out Real Estate Challenge for their plan to redevelop the land Texas Stadium inhabited for four decades.