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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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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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February 13, 2024

The OU Sustainability Forum brings together academics and industry leaders from around the world

The 2024 OU Sustainability Forum focused on identifying ways in which community, industry and academia can collaborate to overcome the current technological, socioeconomic and scientific hurdles at the intersection between energy and materials science.

January 26, 2024

More Than 9,800 Students Named to OU’s Fall 2023 Honor Roll

The University of Oklahoma announced today the students named to its fall 2023 honor roll, a distinction given to those who achieve the highest academic standards. A total of 9,859 students were named to the fall 2023 honor roll. Of these students, 4,290 were named to the President’s Honor Roll for earning an “A” grade in all their courses.

January 09, 2024

University of Oklahoma Deep Dust Project Works to Unravel Earth's Climate Past in Oklahoma's Anadarko Basin

A team of researchers at the University of Oklahoma will explore the Permian sediment of Oklahoma’s Anadarko Basin, which contains dust deposits from Earth’s deep-time past. The Anadarko Basin includes the most complete continental record of low-latitude Pangea, enabling researchers to better understand the collapse of one of Earth’s greatest glaciations, a period of colder temperatures leading up to the largest extinction in Earth’s history.

December 18, 2023

Eight Researchers Receive Postdoctoral Matching Funds

Eight University of Oklahoma faculty have received additional funding to support postdoctoral research and creative activities through the Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnership’s Match Program. This diverse group of researchers from six different OU schools, departments and colleges received a 25 percent match based on the postdoctoral's salary and fringe budgeted for in an externally funded grant for one year.