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
- 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 …
- Center for Underground to design, demonstrate rapid tunneling technology
The Center for Underground at Colorado School of Mines recently was awarded a major contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design and demonstrate rapid tunneling t …
- Attorney who inspired movie “Dark Waters” to speak Jan. 29 on Mines campus
Rob Bilott will give the keynote speech at the Herbert L. and Doris S. Young Environmental Issues Symposium, a free two-day community event focused on the future of “forever” chemicals in Colorado. …
- 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 …