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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 Webinar: Educating Technicians for Integrated Photonics Manufacturing

Integrated Photonics (IP) is a rapidly emerging field that is revolutionizing digital electronics and placing the U.S. in a lead position for the manufacture of Photonics Integrated Circuits (PICs). OP-TEC is working with the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM) to create educational programs for technicians who work in IP. This webinar describes OP-TEC’s accomplishments in developing skill standards, curriculum models and IP course development.

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OP-TEC Shines Light on Laser Optics and Photonics Careers for Middle and High School Students

OP-TEC hosted an optics and photonics technology awareness exhibit at the City of Waco’s STEAM Day, October 11, 2016. STEAM Day promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture and Math education and careers to Waco area students. The annual event was created

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OP-TEC Presents at 2016 NCPN Conference

OP-TEC presented and exhibited at the NCPN conference in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 7, 2016. Taylor Jeffrey, curriculum development engineer, delivered a session entitled “College Recruitment of Students for Technician Education” and took part in a joint exhibit sponsored by

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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 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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Through a partnership with Monroe Community College, Corning Incorporated Foundation has awarded a $760,000 grant to further expand the college’s optics systems technology associate degree and certificate programs to serve more students.
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