ConocoPhillips has had a longstanding relationship with Colorado School of Mines and continues to do so because of the shared dedication to developing the future workforce talent to support the oil and gas industry. Through their investment at Mines, ConocoPhillips hope to continue to be a valuable partner in helping build a pipeline of talent that will join the energy workforce in the future.

ConocoPhillips has been a key partner of Mines for many years, supporting several initiatives across campus including support for scholarships and fellowships, academic programs, faculty, research, diversity programs, student organizations and the McBride Honors Program. The company also supported Marquez Hall by naming and helping to create the interactive ConocoPhillips Gallery in the building.

ConocoPhillips’ latest partnership with Mines is the ConocoPhillips Center for a Sustainable WE2ST (Water-Energy Education, Science and Technology), which was established in January 2014. The center was formulated to promote the joint sustainability of unconventional energy production and water resources through education of energy-water literate graduate and undergraduate students, and by conducting world-class research on both community acceptance of unconventional resource development and water resources related to unconventional energy production. Visit for more information.