Education and Research
Our faculty and students at all levels conduct more than $6 million in externally funded research every year, with many projects associated with Mines’ pioneering research centers.
Research centers with strong connections to Physics include the Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC), the Golden Energy Computing Organization (GECO), the Center for Microintegrated Optics for Advanced Bioimaging and Control (MOABC) and the Nuclear Science and Engineering Center (NuSEC).
Our faculty are consistently recognized for both their research and their teaching, while our graduate and undergraduate students are often the recipients of awards and grants.
Watch the video below to learn more about the varied and exciting physics research taking place at Mines.
- MLK Jr. Recognition Awards honor campus advocates
Three Colorado School of Mines community members received Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Awards at a luncheon on January 17. Louisa Duley, assistant director of admissions; Kristine Callan, physic …
- Tutoring program aims to grow future scientists, engineers
When Kate Smits was an engineering student at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, she struggled to find a mentor. She had great professors and a great experience overall. But she never fou …
- Serving the community through community solar
Colorado School of Mines students are helping make solar power more accessible to low-income Coloradans. The Mines Energy Club recently volunteered with GRID Alternatives to help build two community s …
- Mines team receives funds for 2nd space observatory mission
A Colorado School of Mines team headed by Physics Professors Lawrence Wiencke and Fred Sarazin has been awarded NASA funding to fly a second long-duration balloon mission to test innovative optical me …