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Mission, Vision & Strategic Plan

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Mission Statement 

We are an interdisciplinary, diverse department dedicated to the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible recovery, processing and utilization of earth resources.


The EME Department will be a global focal point for natural resources extraction, processing, utilization, and environmental aspects of energy and minerals use while integrating with business, finance and policy with cutting edge research, world-class education and close industrial interaction. We will continue to position ourselves as a unique think-tank for whole-systems energy strategies that include fossil fuels, renewable energy, emissions management and sequestration, as well as energy efficiency, health and safety, commodities trends, and international implications of climate change shifts in policy, risk, and financial stability for energy systems. We will reinforce, extend, and diversify our strengths in transdisciplinary innovation and collaboration and become recognized for addressing critical, scientifically important problems in Energy and Earth Resources and Technologies. 


Our strategic plan has six goals. You can view them in the Strategic Plan below.

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The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Strategic Plan

Learn about the strategic goals of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, as well as the other college departments and three research units, that serve to guide their decision-making as they train future leaders and advance earth, energy, and materials sciences and engineering.

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