The engineering physics program at Colorado School of Mines provides students with a deep understanding of science fundamentals combined with the practical knowledge and skills of engineering practice and design.

The program is one of just 20 engineering physics programs in the country—and the only one in Colorado fully accredited by ABET.

Physics Professor and Department Head Jeff Squier designs and builds ultra-fast lasers that can cut, image and micro-machine in ways never before possible. His research team’s creations have been used by everyone from neuroscientists wanting to peer inside the dense neuronal tangles of a fly’s brain, to geneticists wanting to better understand, at the molecular level, how a corn plant grows. Through collaborations with private companies and other research institutions, they’re also working to develop more affordable and accurate laser-based microscopes and safer laser-based surgical techniques.

From Research Magazine, Summer 2017

Photo by Julian Liu