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OP-TEC Newsletter – November 2018

As OP-TEC completes its 13th year, a major effort of the center staff is to assure that the resources, best practices and networks OP-TEC has developed are well-established and sustained to continue producing the photonics technician workforce that supports our

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OP-TEC Newsletter – October 2018

By mid-October, most new photonics students have experienced their first six weeks of college, and many of them are struggling to keep up. Photonics faculty are also “struggling” to prevent these new students from dropping out or changing majors. Student

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OP-TEC Newsletter – September 2018

The first two articles in this month’s newsletter (Using LADAR to See Through Fire and Lensless See-Through Cameras) are examples of the rapidly emerging applications of photonics. As this technology continues to expand, the demand for competent photonics technicians is

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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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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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