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
- 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 …
- Hogue named AMS Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology
Terri Hogue, professor and head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines, has been named the 2020 Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology by the American Meteor …
- VIDEO: The mystery of Mono Lake – why does it turn green?
Why does Mono Lake in California turn green? A Colorado School of Mines professor helped lead a graduate student training course that got to the bottom of that question (and the lake). John R. Spear, …
- Is treating drinking water enough to limit PFAS exposure?
Researchers from three states currently grappling with water contaminated with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are joining forces to tackle one of the biggest remaining questions facing …