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
- VIDEO: Mines researcher working to understand behavior of 'forever chemicals'
Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances — or PFAS — are a growing problem around the globe. Chris Higgins, professor of civil and environmental engineering explains how Mines is pioneering research in the …
- 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 …
- 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.