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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EEEC News

Bruce Lieberman Named Director of KU Paleontological Institute

LAWRENCE — Bruce Lieberman, professor in the University of Kansas Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and senior curator in the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology at the Biodiversity Institute & Natural H

Surficial Geology Map of Kansas Tutorial

This is a short video which goes over our interactive geological map of Kansas.

For 100 Years, KU’s Colorado Field Station Provides Geology Students With Valuable Hands-on Experience

Every year, KU Geology students take part in a century-long tradition – learning geology in a remote, mountainous area 35 miles north of Cañon City, Colorado. 

Sloan Foundation Grant To Support Indigenous Students In STEM Programs at KU, Haskell

LAWRENCE — A joint project of the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University was selected to receive a $500,000 seed grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Indigenous Graduate Partnership.