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OP-TEC Newsletter – December 2017

This issue of OPEN contains several excellent opportunities for professional development: MPEC summer workshops on “Laser Materials Processing” and “Fundamentals of Photonics” NSF Funded Mentoring Opportunities Community College Innovation Challenge CCIC OP-TEC Winter and Spring Webinars on Available Faculty Resources

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2018 Community College Innovation Challenge

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The Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) is a prestigious, two-stage competition where community college teams use science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to innovate solutions to real-world problems, compete for cash awards, and earn full travel support (students and faculty)

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OP-TEC Newsletter – November 2017

The first item in this newsletter describes another national study that validates the benefits of associate degrees for technicians, as compared to many bachelor degrees. Several other briefings in this issue highlight interesting, useful events and internship opportunities for students,

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OP-TEC Newsletter – October 2017

Congratulations to three OPCN colleges that received NSF/ATE projects in 2017: Baker College, MI Advancing Photonics and Laser Technician Education in Michigan Monroe CC, NY Optics & Photonics INnovation (OPT IN) Westchester CC, MA Photonics and Laser Project Click the

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OP-TEC Newsletter – September 2017

Classes for photonics technician students are underway; a new year has begun at our OPCN colleges. The articles in this issue about Guadalupe Esparza and Justin Jenson encourage all of us who are involved in educating photonics technicians. These examples

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OP-TEC Newsletter – August 2017

Useful applications of lasers and optics are rapidly emerging and promise to make profound impact in the fields of IT, manufacturing, biomedical equipment, defense and others. In this month’s issue we feature an article on “The Future of Wireless,” which

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OP-TEC Newsletter – July 2017

OP-TEC, LASER-TEC, MPEC and the Western Photonics Cluster will be hosting OPCN members next week at the annual HI-TEC Conference in Salt Lake City. This will be an enjoyable and useful time to work together, learn from each other and

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OP-TEC Newsletter – June 2017

In just six short weeks many of us will be attending the HI-TEC Conference in Salt Lake City! This year’s conference is loaded with many interesting and useful presentations on a variety of cutting edge topics. In this issue of

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OP-TEC Newsletter – May 2017

This issue of the OPEN newsletter highlights useful events created by LASER-TEC and MPEC, as well as several OP-TEC resources, including the Photonics Systems Technician Curriculum Guide, two recently-developed monographs and an introduction to a one-credit course for new and

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OP-TEC Newsletter – April 2017

With the Winter/Spring term rapidly coming to an end, most faculty are busy completing their course deliveries, recruiting new students and helping grads find jobs. It’s hard to reserve the time to plan new initiatives, examine current practices and plan

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OP-TEC: The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education

Colorado Photonics Industry Association

Garry Gorsuch, Director
5733 Central Ave.
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Phone: 303-834-1022