Welcome to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines! Our mission is to prepare students to address current and future challenges in earth, energy and the environment by delivering high-quality research and educational programs in engineering and science.
We are home to ReNUWIt, the nation’s first National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for water, one of the world’s top Underground Construction and Tunneling Centers, a U.S. Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center for Underground Infrastructure, and a $2 MM EPA National Priorities Grant to develop decision support tools to implement gray-green stormwater infrastructure.
Stop by and visit if you are in beautiful Golden. We would love to show you the great things happening in our department and on campus!
Junko Munakata Marr, PhD
Professor and Interim Department Head
- Terri Hogue named Dean of Earth Resources and Environmental Programs
The former head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has served as the interim dean of EREP since July.
- Mines student team wins international wastewater design competition
The team of environmental engineering students took first place in the 2020 WEF Student Design Competition for a design to help Colorado Springs Utilities achieve compliance with new state regulations …
- D.V. Griffiths honored as Distinguished Member of American Society of Civil Engineers
Griffiths was recognized for his "important contributions in universally increasing the safety and economy of geotechnical engineering projects."
- Innovative graduate programs prepare students to lead the way in new and emerging technologies
The new programs draw from the core areas of expertise Mines is known for — from civil and environmental engineering to extraction to materials science — to create an interdisciplinary field of study …