College of Mines and Earth Sciences

‘Walking in Beauty’

Arts and sciences combine in the creation of a community-based mural reflecting the hard sciences and human nature of art.


Explore UMFA’s ‘Black Refractions’ from home

This month’s exhibition-related programs are all available free online.


Mysterious magnetic fossils offer past climate clues

New method preserves these rare samples for scientific analysis


Taking greenhouse gas analysis on the road, er, rails

One train-mounted air quality sensor can cover the same area as 30 stationary sensors.


A view overlooking salt lake valley from the University of Utah campus at sunset. On the horizon, you can see faint mountains that are obscured by hazy air, showing an example of air pollution that builds up in the valley.

Air pollution spikes reduce test scores

More frequent peak air pollution exposure was associated with reduced math and English language arts test scores for third graders in all primary public schools in Salt Lake County.


Science reveals secrets of a mummy’s portrait

Scientific analysis of an ancient portrait pigment reveals long-lost artistic details.


U partners with Taiwan universities for dual degree program

The agreement allows students studying geology or atmospheric science to concurrently earn degrees.


Revolutionizing science classrooms

Graduates of the U’s Master of Science for Secondary School Teachers program engage in intensive research to bring authentic science experiences to their students.


How U alumni helped invent the catalytic converter

The catalytic converter, which removes toxic gases from car exhaust, owes its invention partly to U alumni working at Corning Incorporated in the 1970s.


An illustration that imagines what the dinosaur-like creature looked like while leaving the footprint millions of years ago. It's feet look like giant chicken feet - three toed with claws. Ferns are scattered in the background..

Insights into climate change during origin of dinosaurs

An international team reveals discoveries about an unusual time called the ‘Carnian Pluvial Episode.’