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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OP-TEC Opens Open Entry/Open Exit Faculty Development Online Course – Fundamentals of Light and Lasers

OP-TEC Hybrid, Online, Self-Paced Photonics Faculty Development Course: Fundamentals of Light and Lasers Online Course Description OP-TEC, the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education, is a National Science Foundation (NSF) National Center of Excellence with the mission of promoting

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OP-TEC Publishes New Success Stories in Photonics Careers PACT Book

Success Stories in Photonics Careers 2015-2016 Inductees PACT Book The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC) has recently published the 2015 – 2016 Success Stories in Photonics Careers PACT book. The new PACT booklet features 24 exemplary photonics

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OP-TEC Publishes New Integrated Photonics Textbook for Colleges

OP-TEC has published a new college course textbook called Integrated Photonics. This 5-module textbook provides an overview of the technology, device characteristics, fabrication techniques and equipment, and applications for integrated photonics in high-speed computing, telecommunications, biomedicine, and other fields.  

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OP-TEC Sponsors Events at the 2016 HI-TEC Conference

OP-TEC hosted the 8th annual Optics and Photonics College Network (OPCN) meeting and industry site visits during the 2016 HI‐TEC conference in Pittsburgh, July 25-28.  The NSF ATE national and regional photonics centers and partner colleges joined colleagues from other high technology fields to offer several

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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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OP-TEC Publishes 2015 Catalog

The 2015 OP-TEC Photonics Curriculum Materials Catalog contains information on photonics program planning, student textbooks, and teaching resources available from The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education.  See Inside 2015 Catalog: About OP-TEC & Resources Electronics Program Infusion Precision

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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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OP-TEC Awards Photonics Outreach Grants to Four Colleges

OP-TEC Awards Photonics Outreach Grants to Four Colleges WACO, Texas (March 3, 2015) – The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OPTEC) today announced sub grant awards to four colleges that will be used to encourage high school students

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Midwest Photonics Education Center

Indian Hills Community College
626 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Mr. Greg Kepner
Director
Office: 641-683-5284
E-mail: greg.kepner@indianhills.edu
Website: http://www.midwestphotonics.org
Specialization: Photonics in Manufacturing

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Laser and Fiber Optics Regional Education Center

Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
Dr. Chrys Panayiotou
Director
Office: 772-462-7621
E-mail: cpanayio@irsc.edu
Website: http://www.laser-tec.org
Specialization: Fiber Optics

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Texas State Technical College

3801 Campus Drive
Waco, Texas 76705
Mr. John O. Pedrotti
Department Chair, Lasers & Nanotechnology
Office: 254-867-3173
E-mail: john.pedrotti@tstc.edu
Website:http://www.tstc.edu/programs/LaserElectroOpticsTechnology
Specialization: Photonics in Opto-Electronics / Nano-Technology

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Irvine Valley College / Advanced Technology and Education Park (IVC / ATEP)

15445 Lansdowne Road
Tustin, California 92782
Brian Monacelli
Office: 949-282-2706
E-mail: IVCphotonics@IVC.edu
Website: http://academics.ivc.edu/physci/photonics
Specialization: Photonics in Education/Training for Employed Technicians

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Camden County College

200 College Drive
Blackwood, New Jersey 08012
Dr. Fred Seeber
Professor Emeritus, Physics and Photonics
Office: 856-227-7200 (ext. 4475)
E-mail: fseeber@camdencc.edu
Website:http://www.camdencc.edu/academics/departments/photonics-laser-electro-optic-tech/

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New York Photonics

Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster
Thomas Battley, Executive Director
1565 Jefferson Rd, #420
Rochester, New York 14623
Phone: 585-329-4029
E-mail: tbattley@newyorkphotonics.org
Website – New York Photonics: www.newyorkphotonics.org

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New Mexico Optics Industry Association

Jim McNalley, Chairman
851 University Blvd., SE
Suite 203
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Phone: 505-767-1200
E-mail: info@nmoia.org
Website: www.nmoptics.com

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Florida Photonics Cluster

Florida Photonics Cluster
James E. Pearson, Executive Director
12424 Research Parkway, Ste. 100
Orlando, Florida 32826
E-mail: jpearson@creol.ucf.edu
Website: www.floridaphotonicscluster.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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Carolinas Photonics Consortium

Jeff Conley, Director
1754 Woodruff Rd., Ste. 101
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Phone: 864-325-4700
E-mail: jcon@charter.net
Website: www.carolinasphotonics.com

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Optics Valley

c/o Arizona Technology Council
John Dennis, Chair
9070 South Rita Road, #1550
Tucson, AZ 85747
E-mail: Chair@OpticsValleyAZ.org
Website: www.OpticsValleyAZ.org

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Indian Hills Community College

626 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Mr. Greg Kepner
Department Chair, Industrial Technology
Office: 641-683-5284
E-mail: gkepner@indianhills.edu
Website: http://www.indianhills.edu/courses/tech/laser.html
Specialization: Photonics in Manufacturing

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