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!
Terri S. Hogue, PhD
Professor and Department Head
- Sustainability and mining can (must) go together
By Lori Ferguson, Special to Mines Newsroom In Peru, artisanal and small-scale mining is a way of life. Miners extract valuable ore, such as gold, copper and zinc, from marginal deposits not deemed pr …
- Mines researchers leading the fight against 'forever' chemicals
Persistent chemical compounds are lurking in our water supply, making their way into drinking water, agriculture and other consumables. How do we begin to treat this problem and make our water safe ag …
- Mines contributing to $100M U.S. Department of Energy water security hub
The work of the National Alliance for Water Innovation will focus on early-stage research and development of desalination technologies that are both energy efficient and cost competitive.
- Can we reuse produced water? Yes, just add bacteria.
Drilling a single oil or natural gas well with hydraulic fracturing requires between 1.5 to 16 million gallons of water. When the well starts flowing, the fluid that is brought back to the surface alo …