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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Peruse the Earth, Energy, and Environment Center safely at home while you plan your next trip to KU.
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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EEEC News

Petroleum Engineering Professor Wins International ‘Breakthrough Research Of The Year’ Award

LAWRENCE — A University of Kansas researcher has been honored with one of the energy industry’s most prestigious awards.

Kansas Geological Survey Scientist Emeritus Receives Water Legacy Award

LAWRENCE — Donald Whittemore, scientist emeritus at the Kansas Geological Survey whose groundbreaking work toward understanding and addressing a wide range of water resources issues in Kansas has touched every corner of the state, is the recipient of the Water Legacy Award presented by the Kansas

KU Geography Student Receives Prestigious Doctoral Dissertation Award

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas geography doctoral candidate Carolisa Watson has received the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award.

KU To Host 21st Annual Event Exploring Latest In Geographic Information Systems

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas will host the 21st annual GIS Day @ KU, an educational event to promote awareness of geographic information systems and the latest developments in the field. The virtual event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 9 a.m. Nov. 16.