OU Student Team Named a Winner of Global Elon Musk-Sponsored Carbon Removal Competition

Bison Underground, a startup created by current and former students from the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy at the University of Oklahoma, won a $250,000 award and seed funding for a research proposal in the XPRIZE $5 Million Carbon Removal Student Competition. The award program, which is part of the $100 Million XPRIZE for Carbon […]

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Mewbourne College Welcomes Four New Faculty Members

The Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy is welcoming four new faculty members this year to fill key positions within the School of Geosciences and the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering. School of Geosciences Caitlin Hodges is a critical zone geoscientist working at the interface of soil science and biogeochemistry, pursuing fundamental research […]

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To the Field and Back Again: OU School of Geosciences Celebrates 120 Years of Geology Field Trips

By Sarah Warren     For geoscientists, field trips are many things: Necessary. Eye opening. They are an initiation, the first taste of a profession that exists equally in the lab and in the field. They are magic – bringing to life concepts known only in charts or formulas. They invite students to return home […]

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Celebrating Graduates during COVID

  This weekend when students walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, some of them will be graduating because of the efforts of Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy faculty and staff who lept into action when the pandemic caused the cancellation of Bartell Field Camp – for geoscience majors, and internships – for […]

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Mewbourne College Faculty Receive Seed Grants to Study Inequalities in Academia

Megan Elwood Madden, Ph.D., professor at the School of Geosciences, and Mashhad Fahes, Ph.D., associate professor at the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, were awarded rapid response seed grants from the University of Oklahoma Office of Vice President for Research & Partnerships. Both Fahes and Elwood Madden are part of interdisciplinary teams from […]

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Mewbourne College Announces First Recipients of New Faculty and Staff Bonus Program

At the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, faculty and staff play a crucial role in helping us achieve our mission. In an effort to recognize those individuals who go above and beyond, Mewbourne College has established the Faculty & Staff Performance Bonus Program. This program, funded by generous donors, awards one-time bonuses to faculty […]

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