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Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the School of Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma!  The School of Geosciences is one of four units within the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy along with the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, Oklahoma Geological Survey, and Ronnie K. Irani Center for Energy Solutions.

The School of Geosciences is a premier program where faculty, staff, and students work in a diverse range of geoscience fields related to Earth, energy, and the environment.  We provide innovative educational and research experiences for the next generation of scientists.  Geoscientists are critical as we work to provide natural resources for society, to address fundamental Earth sciences questions, and to solve some of the world’s most important challenges. 

The School of Geosciences has state-of-the-art facilities and numerous resources.  We are located in Sarkeys Energy Center – a seven-acre, four-square block, 340,000 square-foot teaching and research complex.  Sarkeys is home to the Lawrence S. Youngblood Energy Library which is the largest geological reference library in the world.  Our Bartell Field Camp in Colorado has some of the best facilities and geological surroundings in the country.

We have many ways for students to interact with faculty whether in mentored research, field experiences, and social events.  There are several student-led organizations, and our colloquium speaker series enables students and faculty to learn from experts across many disciplines.

I think it is a great time to be a geoscientist!  I encourage our students to focus on what interests them, to pursue their goals, and to explore the possibilities.