College of Mines and Earth Sciences Mission Statement
To educate and prepare professional earth scientists, geological engineers and earth science educators, meteorologists, and atmospheric scientists, physical and extractive metallurgists, mineral separation experts, and mining engineers. To engage in scholarly research activities in geology, geophysics, geological engineering, meteorology, physical and extractive metallurgy, mineral separation, and mining engineering. To disseminate newly acquired knowledge through timely publication of original research by faculty and students in all of the above fields. To educate the University community and the public about the composition and structure of Earth, processes that shape it, and its history and future. To provide professional service by providing knowledge about natural resources, methods of natural resource extraction, safety in industrial activities, metals extraction and modification, geologic hazards, the environment, and a sustainable Earth.