Our faculty, staff and students work in a number of areas important to earth, environment and engineering, ranging from minerals and energy exploration, to ice sheet dynamics, to natural hazards, and water quantity and quality.
An Outstanding Education
We take education seriously, and have excellent teaching facilities, world class laboratory facilities, and access to some of the best field sites in the world.
Geology is important to many areas important to humanity, from hazards to water resources to changing climate. We are training outstanding students to be stewards of our earth’s natural resources.
- Microbial hot spring structures offer clues into geological past
Orange, tree-like cone structures up to two centimeters tall found in a California hot spring were built by a rich and diverse community of microbes, newly published research shows. These microbes, li …
- Students get on-the-ground experience in Guatemala
Landslide risk is a fact of life for hundreds of thousands of Guatemalans residing in settlements on the slopes of steep ravines. How well the available tools, techniques and programs manage that ris …
- Emeritus hydrology professor receives NGWA honors
An emeritus professor of geology and geological engineering at Colorado School of Mines has been honored for her work in groundwater modeling by the National Groundwater Association. Eileen Poeter is …
- Fryrear Chairs for Innovation and Excellence announced
A new faculty chairship endowed by Colorado School of Mines alumnus Ben Fryrear to recognize and support highly accomplished faculty members driving institutional change at Mines has its first two awa …
CERSE Vision: A world where earth, energy and environment are wisely managed.
CERSE Mission: To improve lives through vibrant and creative science and engineering education, research and global engagement focused on earth’s resources and societal needs