Exceptional Return On Educational Investment

We leverage the strengths of our individual programs in geology and geophysics, and geological and petroleum engineering, to provide students with opportunities for multidisciplinary classroom and research experiences unique to our institution.  GGPE has an international focus that facilitates opportunities for cutting-edge research around the globe.

A Glimpse Into Our Department

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Petroleum Engineering Student appointed to board of curators

Ph.D. student, Avery Welker, was recently named as the student representative to the University of Missouri Board of Curators.  Avery was selected by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to serve as the student representative for all four campuses within the university system. 

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GGPE receives $6.5M in-kind donation

An unprecedented gift of propriety seismic data has been received from Houston-based oil and gas exploration companies Calico Jack Holdings LLC and Zion Energy, LLC.  This donation is the largest gift in-kind Missouri S&T history and consists of a 3-D geologic and seismic data survey of 85 square miles along the Gulf Coast in Texas.  

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Mining Ice from the moon

Dr. Leslie Gertsch, Associate Professor in Geological Engineering, shared her expertise on moon mining for an article involving the mining of moon ice.  The article written by Leonard David of Space.com has been an international sensation in the news world, being shared by Yahoo! News Canada and UK. 

Dr. Gertsch contributions include discussing  how mineral deposits that are both economical and usable, form.

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Recognition for outstanding contributions

Dr. Baojun Bai has been selected to receive the 2018 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Mid-Continent Regional Service Award.

Dr. Bai has served SPE in many capacities over the years, and we are pleased he is being recognized for his contributions. This and other regional awards will be formally presented at a gala hosted by SPE, to be held the evening of September 7 in Oklahoma City.

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