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The College of Applied Science and Engineering

Dean’s Welcome

Colorado School of Mines enjoys an exceptional international reputation. Among the university’s greatest assets are the students and faculty we attract, our connectedness, and our focus on earth, energy, and the environment.   In 2011 the university launched a college structure to build on these assets through a stronger network of cross-departmental collaboration in research, service and partnership activities. Our college structure aligns institutional resources and provide opportunities for strategic internal investments, particularly in our focus areas.

The College of Applied Science and Engineering (CASE) comprises four academic departments and two interdisciplinary programs:

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Department of Physics

Materials Science Program
Nuclear Science and Engineering Program

Through these departments and programs CASE is proud to offer rigorous and highly-regarded educational programs, featuring an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking, that address professional and societal needs.  CASE departments and programs are also leaders in the creation of knowledge, recognizing the critical role research plays both in building a dynamic and rigorous intellectual learning community and in the advancement of humankind. The college structure facilitates collaboration among our departments, allowing our faculty and students to tackle the most challenging problems, with a particular emphasis on analysis of relevant systems at the molecular level.

The students and faculty in CASE are working collaboratively toward a shared vision of academic excellence. I am honored to serve as their Dean and invite you to learn more about each department’s extraordinary capabilities and accomplishments by visiting their websites.


Anthony M. Dean
Dean, College of Applied Science and Engineering

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