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We leverage the strengths of our individual programs to provide students with opportunities for multidisciplinary classroom and research experiences unique to our institution. Earth Sciences and Engineering has an international focus that facilitates opportunities for cutting-edge research around the globe.

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In Earth Sciences and Engineering

The unique structure of our department benefits our research efforts and provides students with unique opportunities for collaboration and multi-disciplinary understanding.

Research in Earth Sciences and Engineering focuses on the understanding and characterization of the Earth's subsurface.

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Applied research is offered in areas of interest to the mining, petroleum, and geotechnical and environmental consulting industries. Fundamental research involves the development of new technologies and modeling of natural processes.

The department specializes in the following research:

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