College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering

The College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering, home to some of Mines’ oldest areas of study, is a place where students can develop technical skills around the earth resource sciences, as well as study public policy and the humanities.

CERSE includes the departments of Economics and Business; Geology and Geological Engineering; Geophysics, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; Mining Engineering; and Petroleum Engineering; as well as the Colorado Geological Survey.

College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering

The College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering, home to some of Mines’ oldest areas of study, is a place where students can develop technical skills around the earth resource sciences, as well as study public policy and the humanities.

CERSE includes the departments of Economics and Business; Geology and Geological Engineering; Geophysics, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; Mining Engineering; and Petroleum Engineering; as well as the Colorado Geological Survey.

Dean's Welcome

Dr. Ramona M. GravesThe College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering (CERSE) is home to some of Mines’ oldest and most established areas of study, while also offering unparalleled expertise in new and emerging fields. Our college combines robust technical, material and policy expertise to educate students to work collaboratively across disciplines and solve complex global challenges. Our vision is to make a bold impact on energy and earth resources education and research, both nationally and internationally, and to build the pipeline of future industry leaders.

CERSE is a strong, three-pronged structure comprised of six academic departments: it is technical (Geology, Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering) and hands-on with materials (Mining Engineering and Petroleum Engineering) combined with public policy-driven focus (Economics and Business and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences). CERSE contributes to Mines’ global reach and strategic partnerships around the world.

The students and faculty in CERSE are working collaboratively toward a shared vision of academic excellence. I am honored to serve as their dean and invite you to learn more about each department’s extraordinary capabilities and accomplishments by visiting their websites.

Regards,

Dr. Ramona M. Graves
Dean, College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering

CERSE News

  • Hancock honored for mentorship of women
    Kathleen Hancock, associate professor of humanities, arts and social sciences, has been honored for her mentorship of women in the field of international political economy. The Society for Women in In …
  • Nelson to receive UCA of SME Outstanding Educator Award
    Priscilla Nelson, professor and head of the Mining Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines, is the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Educator Award from the Underground Construction Associatio …
  • Mines celebrates Spring 2018 undergrad commencement
      Colorado School of Mines celebrated its Spring 2018 Undergraduate Commencement on May 11, conferring a total of 910 bachelor's degrees as it welcomed its newest class of graduates into the Ored …

CERSE Vision: A world where earth, energy and environment are wisely managed.

CERSE Mission: To improve lives through vibrant and creative science and engineering education, research and global engagement focused on earth’s resources and societal needs