Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy

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The Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy is the earth science unit at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Currently, the school has an enrollment of 435 students.,[1] of which 275 are undergraduates and 155 are graduates.[2]

The College was chartered on January 1, 2006 under a reorganization. The College includes two schools: the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering and the ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics, and the Oklahoma Geological Survey (a state agency mandated by the Oklahoma Constitution).

The main offices for the College are located in Sarkeys Energy Center on the northeast corner of campus.

On November 2, 2007, it was announced that the College would be renamed the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy in order to honor Curtis Mewbourne, a resident of Tyler, Texas and one of the college's most prolific donors (he is the namesake for the School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering).[3]

Academic programs[edit]

  • Geology
    • General
    • Petroleum Geology
    • Paleontology
  • Geophysics
    • General
    • Exploration
  • Petroleum Engineering

Notable Faculty[edit]

David Deming, professor at the University of Oklahoma, and global warming critic, later was transferred to the College of Arts and Sciences.


  1. ^ "Norman Campus Enrollment Summary, Springs of 2002-2006". University of Oklahoma. Retrieved 2006-07-13. 
  2. ^ Coleman, Whitney (January 16, 2006). "Donations drive facilities". The Oklahoma Daily. Retrieved 2006-07-13. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Mewbourne Press Release". University of Oklahoma. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 

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