Charles (Chuck) Stone - Department of Physics - Colorado School of Mines

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Charles (Chuck) Stone


Charles Chuck Stone

Timberline #2, Room 2


  • BS, North Carolina State University
  • MS, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Awards and Honors

  • Colorado School of Mines’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Recognition Award (2012)
  • American Association of Physics Teachers’ Distinguished Service Citation (2008)
  • North Carolina A&T State University’s Award of Special Recognition for helping School of Education achieve NCATE accreditation standards (2007)
  • John L. Hubisz Award for Outstanding Service to the North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (2006)
  • North Carolina Community College System’s Top-Ten Educators’ Award (2001)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College’s Excellence-in-Teaching Award (2001)

Research Interests

  • The Physics of Sound
  • STEM Education Research
  • Science Education Outreach
  • Ethics in Science & Engineering
  • Applied Plasma Physics & Fusion Engineering
  • Applications & Principles of Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Enhancing the Appreciation & Understanding of Engineering Physics

My primary responsibilities at the Colorado School of Mines involve teaching our large-enrollment, calculus-based physics courses for undergraduate engineering, computer science, and physical science majors using active-engagement teaching methods. As the Faculty Advisor to Mines’ Society of Physics Students, I have watched our organization blossom under strong student leadership as it selflessly participates in numerous on-campus and off-campus science education outreach programs while earning the nationally coveted SPS Outstanding Chapter Award four years in a row (in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011), hosting two regional SPS Zone 14 Meetings (Spring 2009 and Fall 2009), and winning three Marsh White Outreach Awards (in 2009, 2010, and 2011) to promote our outreach efforts to local K-6 schools. Each fall I mentor 25 new incoming freshmen in our CSM 101: Freshman Success Seminar course. Since 2009, I have been directing a 10-week Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer program associated with our NSF-sponsored Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC), hosting 20 students in 2009, 17 students in 2010, and 20 students in 2011 . During the fall 2010 semester I developed and taught the ENGY320: Renewable Energy course that is now offered every fall and is part of Mines’ new Energy Minor program. Additionally, I serve on Mines’ Ethics Across Campus Committee and the Student Affairs Committee, and am an active proponent in increasing the numbers of women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities in Mines' academic programs and REMRSEC’s renewable energy research efforts.

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