The PE Department’s vision is to lead the Colorado School of Mines, State of Colorado, United States, Earth, and beyond, in engineering, science, and technology challenges through education, research development, and management with consideration of engineering and science integrity, social responsibility, economic effects, ethical constraints, environmental impact, and safety concerns.
Our mission is to provide the necessary 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, while promoting cutting-edge research to improve resource recovery, advancing technologies to combat environmental problems, such as carbon sequestration and other earth disposal processes, and to foster the 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.
Undergraduate students from the PEGN 311 Drilling class learn how to use a microrig, while Dr. Bill Eustes explains the planned uses for the rig.
- Faculty honored by Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Two Colorado School of Mines professors were among those honored at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ annual meeting, held Sept. 24-29 in Houston. Petroleum Engineering Professor Manika Prasad …
- 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 …
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