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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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September 21, 2023

New Study on Sea Star Relatives Provides Insight into Factors that Impact Long-Term Evolution

A recently published study in Geology presents a new outlook on how relatives of sea stars change over millions of years and the factors that influence the rate of those changes. University of Oklahoma Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy faculty and Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History curators Selina Cole and David Wright, along with Jeffrey Thompson of the University of Southhampton, led the study conducting experiments on the regenerative properties of brittle stars to see whether ocean chemistry in the ancient past may have impacted this rate of regeneration. From there, they aimed to identify whether there was any correlation between short-term regeneration and long-term term evolutionary diversification over millions of years.

September 20, 2023

OU Receives Lead Gift From Mewbourne Oil Co. to Launch Sustainable Energy Systems Program

The University of Oklahoma has received $500,000 in funding from Mewbourne Oil Co. to launch a new multidisciplinary sustainable energy systems program that will feature an SES certificate available to a multitude of majors across campus.

September 18, 2023

OU Named Oklahoma’s Top University by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Oklahoma is again the state’s No. 1 university, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Colleges list. This year, OU rose to No. 124 overall, placing No. 64 among public universities nationwide. Among all public universities in the region, OU placed in the Top 5.

September 08, 2023

New Equipment Magnifies Research Capabilities at the University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma faculty have received a combined nearly $3.4 million in grants to acquire three technologies that will advance OU researchers’ ability to conduct state-of-the-art materials research.