In 2015, Geological Sciences inaugurated a new research, teaching and hiring initiative in “GeoEnergy”. This initiative will marshal new and existing faculty and operational resources towards establishing CU-Boulder and the Department as a leader in innovative, interdisciplinary research in energy issues related to the solid Earth and its interactions with hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere. The central goal is to strengthen and coordinate departmental teaching and research activities in geoenergy to support the highest-quality educational experience for a growing number of geological sciences students and enable visionary research across petroleum geology, geothermal energy, alternative energy resources, and economic geology.

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The Geoenergy Initiative will support this vision of excellence through the establishment of a 21st century energy center and its interaction with faculty across the Department.