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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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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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Board of Laser Safety Announces Launch of New Website

The Board of Laser Safety (BLS) launched its new website today at www.lasersafety.org. The new website provides a user-friendly platform that offers many convenient features, including: Easy-to-read news feed that allows timely releases of critical laser safety information. Powerful cloud-based

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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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Third Annual Community College Innovation Challenge Presented by NSF and AACC

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) are proud to open the third annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC). The CCIC is a contest for students to tackle real-world scientific challenges. This year the

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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 Brings Awareness of Laser Optics and Photonics Technology to Waco’s ScienceFest

OP-TEC, TSTC, and Baylor hosted a laser optics and photonics technology room at Waco’s ScienceFest, October 1-2, 2016. Attendees explored the phenomena of diffraction and polarization with hands-on demonstrations, and had a chance to win prizes by playing the Matching

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OP-TEC Publishes New Success Stories in Photonics Careers PACT Book

Success Stories in Photonics Careers 2015-2016 Inductees PACT Book The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC) has recently published the 2015 – 2016 Success Stories in Photonics Careers PACT book. The new PACT booklet features 24 exemplary photonics

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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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