College of Mines and Earth Sciences

Humans of the U: Michelle Tuitupou

“It’s not just planning out their classes, it’s helping them find their path.”

Utah’s spring air quality better than usual during pandemic

Air quality along the Wasatch Front in March is usually good, but the reduction in emissions from COVID-19 stay-at-home measures have made air quality even better than usual.

Going super small to get super strong metals

Experiments challenge long-held assumptions about the strength of metals.

Is Utah’s great lake turning to dust?

What’s going on in the West Desert?

A culture of safety excellence in research

A look at how the university is prioritizing improving safety in research-focused areas of campus.

A major merger

The U’s departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering recently merged into a single academic unit.

Energy Frontier Research

Researchers received $10.75 million Department of Energy grant for new center.


Meet Zhigang Zak Fang, professor of metallurgical engineering in the College of Mines and Earth Sciences and a 2017 National Academy of Inventors fellow.


The distinguished professor of geology and geophysics, and Dean Emeritus of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017,  at age 73.


Geoscientists found a group that aims to facilitate a respectful dialogue about safety, bias, and diversity in their college.