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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ANSI Z136.5 Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers in Educational Facilities

The ANSI Z136.5 Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers in Educational Facilities is currently in the final stages of a revision which should be published by the end of 2017. The revision will contain several elements that may affect educational

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OP-TEC Newsletter – March 2017

Helping Your Graduates Find their Jobs Most photonics students who will complete their education this year have begun looking for that Ideal Job; the ultimate reward for their diligent efforts as students. Some ways faculty are helping them in 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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