Our faculty, staff and students work in a number of fundamental and applied areas important to earth, energy and environment that include mineral and energy resources, underground construction and tunneling, geological hazards, and geochemistry, as well as surface and ground water resources.
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.
- NSF Research Coordination Network aims to expand use, application of state-of-the-art geoscience models
In order to understand the complex processes that control the movement of contaminants and shape the Earth’s surface, scientists increasingly rely on reactive transport models, complex numerical model …
- Partnership with Peru's Universidad Nacional de San Agustín puts sustainable mining best practices front and center
The new Center for Mining Sustainability will address the environmental and societal concerns surrounding small-scale mining and promote the practice in a way that sustains the industry, supports loca …
- Rare lizard fossil now on display at Mines Museum of Earth Science
A rare lizard fossil with extremely well-preserved skin – and a tiny fossilized gnat keeping it company – is now on display at the Mines Museum of Earth Science . The specimen was discovered somewhere …
- 2019 PGC report: US natural gas resources at record high
U.S. natural gas resources are at an all-time high, according to the latest biennial assessment from the Potential Gas Committee (PGC) . The U.S. possessed a total technically recoverable resource bas …