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OP-TEC Newsletter – January 2017

Happy New Year 2017! I am pleased to introduce the inaugural issue of Optics and Photonics Education News (OPEN). This publication will provide photonics education news and resources for educators, students, graduates, and employers involved with college photonics programs supported

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OP-TEC Webinar: Enhancements to Laser Systems & Applications (Course 2), 2nd Edition Textbook

This webinar explains 2nd edition enhancements, features, and instructor materials available for Laser Systems and Applications, the student text for a two-semester, hands-on course to support curriculum for educating and training photonics systems technicians.

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OP-TEC Webinar: Educating Technicians for Integrated Photonics Manufacturing

Integrated Photonics (IP) is a rapidly emerging field that is revolutionizing digital electronics and placing the U.S. in a lead position for the manufacture of Photonics Integrated Circuits (PICs). OP-TEC is working with the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM) to create educational programs for technicians who work in IP. This webinar describes OP-TEC’s accomplishments in developing skill standards, curriculum models and IP course development.

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OP-TEC Shines Light on Laser Optics and Photonics Careers for Middle and High School Students

OP-TEC hosted an optics and photonics technology awareness exhibit at the City of Waco’s STEAM Day, October 11, 2016. STEAM Day promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture and Math education and careers to Waco area students. The annual event was created

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OP-TEC Brings Awareness of Laser Optics and Photonics Technology to Waco’s ScienceFest

OP-TEC, TSTC, and Baylor hosted a laser optics and photonics technology room at Waco’s ScienceFest, October 1-2, 2016. Attendees explored the phenomena of diffraction and polarization with hands-on demonstrations, and had a chance to win prizes by playing the Matching

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April 6, 2016 OPCN Teleconference

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January 27, 2016 OPCN Teleconference

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OP-TEC Hosts International Year of Light Celebration at Waco Wonderland Festival

OP-TEC hosted an International Year of Light celebration at the annual “Waco Wonderland” festival in collaboration with the City of Waco, Texas, Texas State Technical College, and Baylor University. The City of Waco provided a large covered outdoor exhibit area

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NEW Essential Mathematics for Engineering Technicians eTextbook for Sale

Essential Mathematics for Engineering Technicians eTextbook Mathematics skills are essential for satisfactory progress in learning the technical content of material found in typical two-year engineering technology education programs. Students entering such programs come with varying backgrounds of mathematics achievement. This

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NEW Course 1: Fundamentals of Light and Lasers Interactive eTextbook for Sale

Course 1: Fundamentals of Light and Lasers Interactive eTextbook A technician-level, standards-based comprehensive study of basic photonics concepts. For students in AAS optics, laser/electro-optics, and photonics enabled technology programs, high school dual-credit courses, or for employed technicians working in photonics

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316 Kelly Drive, Waco, Texas, 76710
Phone: 254-751-9000 Email: op-tec@op-tec.org

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Colorado Photonics Industry Association

Garry Gorsuch, Director
5733 Central Ave.
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Phone: 303-834-1022
E-mail: exec@coloradophotonics.org
Website: www.coloradophotonics.org

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