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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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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Dan Hull Appointed to National Academy of Engineering Study Committee

Dan Hull Appointed to National Academy of Engineering Study Committee WACO, Texas (January 21, 2014) – Daniel Hull has been appointed to serve as a member of the National Academy of Engineering Committee on the Status, Role, and Needs of

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OP-TEC Awards Photonics Outreach Grants to Four Colleges

OP-TEC Awards Photonics Outreach Grants to Four Colleges WACO, Texas (January 6, 2014) – 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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HI-TEC Appreciation Award presented to Dan Hull or Significant Contributions to Technician Education in the United States

HI-TEC Appreciation Award Presented to Dan Hull for Significant Contributions to Technician Education in the United States WACO, Texas (August 21, 2013) – A HI-TEC Appreciation Award was recently presented to Daniel M. Hull for significant contributions to technician education

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Baker College of Flint Powers Up New Photonics and Laser Program

BAKER COLLEGE OF FLINT TO USE NSF GRANT TO FAST-FORWARD NEW PHOTONICS & LASER PROGRAM Michigan companies eagerly await graduates   FLINT, Mich.(August 9, 2013) —Baker College of Flint has received nearly $200,000 in a grant from the National Science

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OP-TEC Receives NSF Funding to Continue Photonics Technician Education

OP-TEC Receives NSF Funding to Continue Photonics Technician Education WACO, Texas (August 12, 2013) – The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC) has received renewed funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will continue operation of the

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IRSC to Establish Laser and Fiber Optics Education Center for Southeast U.S.

IRSC TO ESTABLISH LASERS AND FIBER OPTICS EDUCATION CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST U.S. Program funded by prestigious $2.9 million national grant FORT PIERCE, FL (July 30, 2013) – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the award of a prestigious $2.9

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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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