East side view of Ritchie Hall from the courtyard with a reflection of Lindley in the windows

Earth, Energy, and Environment Center

The Core of Earth Science Research & Education

We are leaders in earth, energy, and environmental research and education to prepare future Geologists and Petroleum Engineers with state-of-the-art technology.

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mosasaur chasing a sea turtle in lobby of Slawson Hall

Dive into Science

The Earth, Energy, & Environment Center replicates the Kansas geological landscape during prehistoric times when the state was completely submerged underwater. Exemplifying the depths of the geologic cross section, visitors can view the center come to life under a mosasaur chasing a sea turtle in the Slawson Hall atrium. The complex architecture mimics the state's official stone, limestone, while transgressing into different levels of floating collaboration spaces. Dive into the history of geology and explore what the EEEC has to offer.

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KU Scientist Receives Honorary Membership Award from International Organization

LAWRENCE — Evan Franseen, professor of geology at the University of Kansas, senior scientific fellow at the Kansas Geological Survey and co-director of the Kansas Interdisciplinary Carbonates Consortium, is the recipient of the 2023 Honorary Membership Award from SEPM, the Society for Sedimentary

Kansas Coalition To Take Step Toward Development Of Regional Hydrogen Hub

LAWRENCE — A coalition of Kansas public entities and private partners will apply for federal funding that could make Kansas a regional hub in the emerging hydrogen economy.

Researchers At CRESIS Build Radar System To Extend Range Of Ice Surveys And Close 'Data Gaps'

LAWRENCE — Researchers at the Center for Remote Sensing and Integrated Systems, headquartered at the University of Kansas, have received almost $1 million from the National Science Foundation’s 

KU Awarded Grant To Assist In Bringing Equity And Excellence To Introductory Science Classes

LAWRENCE — An interdisciplinary team of professors at the University of Kansas has received a $529,500 grant to improve student success and reduce achievement gaps in undergraduate science education.