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Geology & Geological Engineering

Thank you so much to the 613 donors who showed their Mines love for Geology and Geological Engineering during the first 24-hour #idigmines Giving Day last February! The $25,000 bonus gift that we won because of your support was used to enhance our student’s field experience and help fulfill our mission of training students to be expert stewards of earth’s most precious resources.

The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering (GE) is uniquely focused on the discovery and dissemination of knowledge for society through compelling research, excellence in teaching, and engaging outreach by creating a vibrant community that cultivates critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and integrity.

Our world-class teaching and laboratory facilities and field sites provide students with hands-on, real-world experience. We take education seriously and expect our students to become some of the world's future leaders in engineering solutions to the most pressing natural resource problems and opportunities.

Your gifts will support:

  • Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopes and Integrated Mineral Analyzers

  • Scholarships for undergraduates and fellowships for graduate students

  • Field trips to Belize, Morocco, California, Bahamas, Ontario, Utah and Western Colorado

  • Sending students to GSA, AAPG, AEG, AGU and other conferences

  • Field camp tents, tables, generators, lights and other gear

  • Field camp scholarships

  • Field water testing equipment

  • New workstations for 3-D seismic dataset analysis

  • And much, much more!

Keep our department strong. With your #idigmines gift:

  • $25 could pay for a field camp scholarships

  • $100 would support laboratory needs

  • $250 could help fund fellowships and faculty support

Bonus funding this year will once again be spent on enhancing the student field trip experience to fulfill our mission of training students to be expert stewards of earth’s most precious resources.

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About #idigmines Giving Day

Do you dig Geology & Geological Engineering? #idigmines Giving Day is one day to show your Mines love for the campus causes you dig the most. Thanks to the generosity of the Family Fund Chairs, James Kastenholz and Jennifer Steans, $35,000 is up for grabs!

$30,000 Bonus

Each of the 31 featured causes are vying for a piece of $30,000. Learn more on our BONUS page.

Additional Bonuses

There are three other ways your favorite cause can earn up to $5,000. Learn more on our BONUS page.