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OP-TEC Newsletter – August 2018

One of the highlights of the OPCN meetings at the recent HI-TEC Conference in Miami, was the tour of Tower Optical Corporation’s precision optics manufacturing facility in Boynton Beach. Thanks to Tower Optical’s CEO, Mel Kantor, for this interesting experience,

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OP-TEC Newsletter – July 2018

July 2018 Optics and Photonics Education News: Optics & Photonics Enable “Rise of the Robots”A New Cloak of InvisibilityConverging Networks in Enterprise BuildingsMPEC Hosts Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Summer Manufacturing CampIntegrated Photonics Figures and Images for InstructorsNew WomenTech Educators Video BlogHI-TEC Conference

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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 – 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 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 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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