OP-TEC Newsletter – June 2018

On 16 May 2018 the first International Day of Light (IDL) celebrated the vital role of light and related technologies in science, culture and art, education and sustainable development. More than 600 events were held in 87 countries reaching hundreds

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OP-TEC Newsletter – May 2018

The lead image in the month’s newsletter is a good reminder of emerging developments in laser materials processing (LMP). In the next few months, MPEC will be releasing up-to-date teaching materials on this subject. In early August, MPEC will be

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OP-TEC Newsletter – April 2018

The briefings in this newsletter on Optical Tweezers and Data Center Photonics are examples of the broad impact of rapidly emerging optics and photonics applications. The articles from MPEC and LASER-TEC exemplify some of the remarkable events that are occurring

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OP-TEC Newsletter – March 2018

The lead pictures in this issue remind us of the rapidly emerging market of wearable fibers, and the essential applications of optics and photonics to this field. Downloading and reading the referenced article is worthwhile. Another interesting scientific breakthrough is

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OP-TEC Newsletter – February 2018

This newsletter emphasizes the rapidly emerging innovations and applications of optics and photonics. The first graphic illustrates how an optogenetic device can control the actions of small insect, to be operated as a drone. The following article summarizes how advancements

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OP-TEC Newsletter – January 2018

This issue marks the first anniversary of the monthly electronic newsletter from the Optics and Photonics College Network. Through the OPEN newsletter, faculty and administrators in colleges teaching photonics, as well as other technologies, have received briefings from colleges and centers of

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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

Graphic Banner 2018 Community College Innovation Challenge

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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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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