As human standards of living rise for all, so does energy and resource uses. Hydrocarbon energy will continue to dominate the energy usage for at least the first half of this century. In addition, other non-hydrocarbon resource development, such as geothermal, and subsurface resource acquisition and development, will continue to grow in importance.
The PE Department’s vision is to lead the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, the United States, and the Earth and beyond with the engineering, science, and technology challenges through education, research, development, and management of these resources considering engineering and science integrity, social responsibility, economic effects, ethical constraints, environmental impact, and safety concerns.
Our mission is to provide the skills at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education levels to serve the world in developing conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon resources, water resources, and geothermal energy, promoting cutting-edge research to improve resource recovery, advancing technologies to combat environmental problems, such as, carbon sequestration and other earth disposal processes, and fostering socially responsible development of earth’s resources.
In light of our vision and perceived mission, we set our strategic goals as follows:
- We will educate undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students to be problem solvers based on science and engineering technology.
- We will innovate, pioneer, and lead in fundamental, long-term research and technology development.
- We will inform the general public, government and non-government entities, and the news media about the technical issues of socially responsible energy development.
- Mines professors contribute to major DOE geothermal project
A trio of Colorado School of Mines professors are lending their expertise to a multimillion-dollar U.S. Department of Energy geothermal project that’s aiming to remove the technical barriers to commer …
- Fleckenstein talks to Weld County about fracking
A Colorado School of Mines adjunct professor of petroleum engineering delivered a talk about hydraulic fracturing to the Weld County Council, which he will also take on his world tour as a Society of …
- Mines team takes second in NASA Mars Ice Challenge
Colorado School of Mines took second place in a NASA competition to design and build a system for extracting water from Mars’ subsurface, and learned plenty of lessons along the way. The Mars Ice Chal …
- Interdisciplinary research team receives ARMA award
Colorado School of Mines Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Marte Gutierrez, Petroleum Engineering Professor Azra Tutuncu and alumnus Luke Frash have been awarded the 2017 Applied Rock Mech …
- Sum wins ASME 2017 Arthur Lubinski Best Paper Award
Amadeu Sum, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, has been awarded the 2017 Arthur Lubinski OTC Best Paper Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). This pres …
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