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If you want to learn about the Earth, its natural resources, and how to make Earth a better place for people, then our degree programs may be a great fit for you!

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Geological Engineers:

Work in the areas of environmental protection, geo-technical engineering and geo-technics, geological hazards, GIS, and energy and minerals. The 21st century will be a time of conflict between the use of Earth's resources and the need for environmental protection. Geological engineers will be uniquely positioned to address the problems associated with this conflict. Study geological engineering at S&T >>


Petroleum Engineers:

Work in the areas of well-drilling and completion, oil and gas evaluation and production, reservoir evaluation and future production prediction. Modern experimental and computational tools are utilized to study the technology of well-logging, testing, and stimulation; reservoir characterization; secondary and enhanced recovery processes; as well as geology. Study petroleum engineering at S&T >>


Geologists and Geophysicists:

Are in high demand around the country and across the world. Some of their responsibilities include understanding the formation, structure, and evolution of the earth and other planets; exploring for oil, gas, minerals, and other natural resources; predicting natural hazards; and protecting the environment. Study geology and geophysics at S&T >>


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DESERT EXPLORER

Michael Bouchard studies bizarre dome-like structures in Egypt's Afar Desert.

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CHAMPIONING STEM FOR MINORITIES

Emily Hernandez wants to see more diversity in the engineering fields, and is doing her part to help.

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SELFLESS ACTIONS, GLOBAL IMPACT

Melissa Elder’s travels to her mother’s homeland of Honduras have shaped her career path and research focus.

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D-DAY RE-EXAMINED

John McManus' latest book looks at the Big Red One at Omaha Beach.

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LIFE ON MARS

Melanie Mormile studies bacteria here on Earth that could survive on Mars.

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SPELUNKING FOR A CAUSE

Michael Bradford helps protect bats and cave formations in Missouri.

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PERFECT FIT

Hannah Frye is doing research that could lead to a treatment for diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

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DANCING WITH CODE

Marquia Lewis studies computer science and is a member of the Gold Miners dance squad.

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PEOPLE PERSON

Cagatay "Ty" Atmaca has accomplished a lot since being sent to learn English in America by the Turkish Petroleum Corp. four years ago.

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PRINTING THE FUTURE

Jonathan Bopp used his 3D printer to create parts for the Mars Rover’s robotic arm.

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A PHILOSOPHY OF ADVOCACY

Kate Burns is proof that students in every major can find success.

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PHYTOFORENSICS

Joel Burken's research team use trees to detect soil and groundwater contamination.

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SAYING GOOD RIDDANCE TO SOGGY BUNS

Tyler Richards has designed a cap that keeps separated liquid from escaping ketchup bottles.

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'DOWN-TO-EARTH' SCHOLAR

Krista Rybacki studies soil samples from an area near a lead recycling smelter.

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MINERS ABROAD

Delancey Rougely studied the effects of war in France and blogged about it.

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