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What on Earth magazine is here! 

Check out the Fall 2019 issue of CMES's What on Earth to learn about the happenings and updates in the College of Mines and Earth Sciences!

Frontiers of Science

Wildfire Behavior 

Craig Clements, San José State University 

January 23 
6 p.m. 
Aline W. Skaggs Biology Building, Rm 220

Atmospheric Sciences

Materials Science and Engineering

Tackling the world's grand challenges.

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, materials science and engineering, earth resource management, and atmospheric sciences.

Geology and Geophysics

Mining Engineering


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Mike Lefler

Mike Lefler

Mike Lefler is a Global Product Director for FLSmidth who works with sales, R&D, engineering, and project teams to provide equipment, engineering, and support to gold and silver miners around the world. He believes that with innovative products, great service and constant support customers can maximize their success. Mike has worked for FLSmidth for 7 years in engineering, project management, and product management on dozens of projects around the world. He holds a Metallurgical Engineering degree from the University of Utah and a Masters of Engineering Management degree from Ohio University.


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Last Updated: 1/17/20