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Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy

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We are earth and energy. The Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy improves people’s lives through research, education and service by studying Earth’s past and present, developing new energy tools and resources, and creating geoscientists and engineers who work across disciplines to address some of society’s most critical challenges.


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Fall 2023 Convocation Information

Saturday, December 16, 2023 | 10 a.m.

Reynolds Performing Arts Center
560 Parrington Oval
Norman, OK 73019

Reception immediatly following ceremony located at the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom, Oklahoma Memorial Union.

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School of Geosciences


Founded in 1900 by Charles Gould, the School of Geosciences has been a leader in geosciences research and education for over a century.  The School has been a global leader in education and research in topics related to hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation, but now includes research programs spanning aspects of organic, inorganic and environmental geochemistry, and hydrochemistry, planetary geology, structure and geophysics of earthquakes and induced seismicity, near-field and crustal-scale geophysics, paleoecology and paleoclimate, paleomagnetism, and mineralogy/petrology.


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Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering


The Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering is ranked among the top for petroleum education. Students of MPGE can expect an education unparalleled to others with industry responsive curriculum, state-of-the-art laboratories, renowned faculty, a multicultural environment, and opportunities for hands-on learning and engagement with top industry professionals.



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"The advancement and dissemination of knowledge relevant to Earth and energy systems has never been more important."

— Dean John Antonio


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November 13, 2023

Sixteen OU Students Named Outstanding Senior Award Recipients

Sixteen seniors from the University of Oklahoma have been selected as Outstanding Seniors for their exceptional achievements in scholarship, honors, awards, leadership and service. Of these 16 students, Mia-Lynne Smith from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was chosen by a committee of OU faculty, staff and students as the overall Outstanding Senior.

November 09, 2023

Larry Nichols Named 2023 Oklahoma Trailblazer

Oklahoma energy entrepreneur and philanthropist John Larry Nichols was named the 2023 Oklahoma Trailblazer by the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy at the University of Oklahoma. Oklahoma Trailblazers have exemplary standards of personal integrity, ethics and service to others. Recipients are ambassadors for the energy industry and role models for future generations, something that Larry Nichols, co-founder and CEO emeritus of Devon Energy, personifies.

September 21, 2023

New Study on Sea Star Relatives Provides Insight into Factors that Impact Long-Term Evolution

A recently published study in Geology presents a new outlook on how relatives of sea stars change over millions of years and the factors that influence the rate of those changes. University of Oklahoma Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy faculty and Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History curators Selina Cole and David Wright, along with Jeffrey Thompson of the University of Southhampton, led the study conducting experiments on the regenerative properties of brittle stars to see whether ocean chemistry in the ancient past may have impacted this rate of regeneration. From there, they aimed to identify whether there was any correlation between short-term regeneration and long-term term evolutionary diversification over millions of years.

September 20, 2023

OU Receives Lead Gift From Mewbourne Oil Co. to Launch Sustainable Energy Systems Program

The University of Oklahoma has received $500,000 in funding from Mewbourne Oil Co. to launch a new multidisciplinary sustainable energy systems program that will feature an SES certificate available to a multitude of majors across campus.