CMES

Today we face major global challenges, climate change, natural resource use, environmental degradation and remediation, energy development and sustainability. Earth scientists and engineers are at the forefront of addressing these complex problems as they work to understand the origin, transformation, and responsible use of our own planet, including its geology, atmosphere, and bodies of water—and the relationships between them.

This unique college bridges the interface between the earth sciences and fields of engineering offering a wide variety of exciting research and educational experiences with twenty-three accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees in earth sciences, geology, geophysics, geological engineering, mining engineering, metallurgical engineering, earth resource management, and atmospheric sciences.

CMES STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES


STUDENT EPICENTER

The CMES Student Epicenter puts your college experience at the center of all we do. We have a wide range of student clubs and organizations that help you interact with your fellow students, attend different events throughout the year, and get the most out of your college experience!
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Ute Weather Station

The Ute Weather Center is a student-run forecast center that allows students to gain real-time experience. The Weather Center provides campus and the surrounding areas with daily forecasts and weather updates.
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SEISMOGRAPH STATION

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) is a research, educational, and public-service entity within the Department of Geology and Geophysics. UUSS operates a regional and urban seismic network of more than 200 stations serving the populations of Utah, eastern Idaho, and western Wyoming.
Because of our special facilities and expertise – UUSS carries a major burden to meet the needs and expectations of a host of users in Utah and the Intermountain region for earthquake information. Our fundamental responsibility, arising from our advanced facilities, is to be energetic “producers” of earthquake information in addition to helping public officials and the general public deal with the threat of earthquakes.
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GLOBAL CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY CENTER

The Global Change & Sustainability Center coordinates, promotes, and accelerates interdisciplinary research and training on natural and human-built systems, the dynamic interactions and interconnections that exist in those systems, and the role of humans in the environment. Faculty/student research projects focus on areas such as air quality, built environment and communities, climate change, ecological and environmental change, energy, food systems, justice, equity & diversity, nature and culture, water.
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OUR DEPARTMENTS


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The Atmospheric Sciences Program

Students interested in severe weather, climate change, forecasting, broadcast meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, and remote sensing may find a home in the Atmospheric Sciences. This internationally acclaimed program provides the knowledge and tools needed to address the challenges posed by hazardous weather and climate change in the 21st century. The mission of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences is to discover, advance, and disseminate knowledge about weather and climate for the benefit of the people of Utah and the wider international community.

  • Study in this field seeks to understand the behavior and predictability of the earth's atmosphere.
  • As a natural extension of the geographic setting of the U, the atmospheric sciences degree uniquely emphasizes mountain weather and climate.

Student Experiences at the U

  • Research and Internships: Pursue your passion and complete your capstone experience through a research project or internship.
  • Job Skill Development: Students may join the Ute Weather Team to gain valuable hands-on experience and job skills.
  • Organizations: Students may join the U’s chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

Career Opportunities

  • Federal and State agencies (such as NASA and Transportation and Air Quality)
  • The US Air Force Weather Service
  • Corporate and private sectors including the aviation agriculture industries, broadcast meteorology, mining engineer, climatologist, hydrologist, government research, and development engineering, among others.

Scholarships

Department Scholarships

Degrees offered

  Bachelor of Science  |  Minor in Atmospheric Science

Department of Atmospheric Sciences

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Atmospheric Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences
Geology & Geophysics
Geology & Geophysics
Metallurgical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
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Mining Engineering
Mining Engineering

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