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

  • Mines students get an insider's view on Korea
    Colorado School of Mines students received an insider’s view of the brewing crisis between the United States and North Korea when they video-conferenced with an American scholar who just returned from …
  • Fryrear Chairs for Innovation and Excellence announced
    A new faculty chairship endowed by Colorado School of Mines alumnus Ben Fryrear to recognize and support highly accomplished faculty members driving institutional change at Mines has its first two awa …
  • Lange studying feasibility of space-based solar power
    It’s always sunny in space, and the feasibility of harnessing space-based solar power for use on Earth and beyond is the subject of a newly funded research project coming out of Colorado School of Min …
  • Tsvankin's work published in SEG's Geophysics
    Ilya Tsvankin, a professor in the Geophysics Department and director of the Center for Wave Phenomena, published three papers with his students in the Special Section on Seismic Anisotropy in the July …