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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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May 15, 2024

University of Oklahoma Selects Antonio as Dean of Mewbourne College

The University of Oklahoma announced today that John Antonio, Ph.D., has been appointed permanent dean of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, effective July 1, pending OU Board of Regents’ approval. Antonio has served as interim dean since 2023.

April 10, 2024

Nine Sooners Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Five current students at the University of Oklahoma, four from the Gallogly College of Engineering and one from the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, as well as four OU alumni, have been named 2024 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows.

April 03, 2024

OU Giving Day 2024 Sets New University Fundraising Record

The University of Oklahoma has set a record for fundraising in a single day, raising $26,648,681 during Giving Day 2024. OU received nearly 7,100 gifts including support from all 50 states and 16 countries across the globe.

March 25, 2024

OU to Offer Interdisciplinary Sustainable Energy Systems Certificate Program

The University of Oklahoma is offering a new certificate program beginning in the fall 2024. The Sustainable Energy Systems Certificate program, offered through Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, will provide OU students of all majors the opportunity for an interdisciplinary energy education.