2014 Summer Institutes at Texas State Technical College Waco Waco, TXInstitute 1: May 27, 2014 10:00am to 3:00pm FULL Institute 2: June 17, 2014 10:00am to 3:00pm FULL Institute 3: July 15, 2014 10:00am to 3:00pm
With a vision for the future, Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Waco developed the nation's first Laser Electro-Optics Technology (LET) program in 1969. Since that time, TSTC has continued to successfully train laser optics technicians for rewarding careers in the photonics industry and those industries enabled by photonics.
In an effort to increase awareness of this growing field, TSTC Waco is partnering with the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC) to offer a Summer Institute in optics and photonics and its associated photonics-enabled applications. TSTC Waco currently serves as an OP-TEC college partner specializing in photonics and nanotechnology. OP-TEC is a National Science Foundation (NSF) National Center of Excellence headquartered in Waco.
To learn more about TSTC Waco, please click here.
To learn more about OP-TEC, please click here.Participant Eligibility:
The Institute is open to teachers, counselors and students (grades 9-12). Students are selected based on an application. Teachers and counselors must submit an application containing information on their current job position, experience and interest in photonics and photonics-enabled technology fields. To view complete application details and instructions or to submit an application online, please click here.Teacher & Counselor Credits:
Teachers and counselors completing the Institute will be eligible to receive continuing education credits.Curriculum:
The Summer Institute’s curriculum will provide participants with classroom lecture and valuable hands-on training in the photonics skills required in the photonics industry. The curriculum will also cover basic laser and optics principles and their associated applications, career opportunities and educational program opportunities.
Agenda: For more information on the Agenda and Curriculum Components, please click here.
The purpose for the Summer Institute is to provide students, teachers and counselors the opportunity to learn more about:
In addition, the Institute provides the unique opportunity for students, teachers and counselors to collaborate and interact in classroom and laboratory environments.Dates:
May 27, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - 1st Institute FULL June 17, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - 2nd Institute FULL July 15, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - 3rd Institute
There is no registration fee to attend the Institute. Participants are responsible for any travel expenses to attend the Institute.Meals:
Lunch is provided by OP-TEC and TSTC Waco.Application Process: CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE!
Applications are accepted via email, fax and mail or through the online application process.
May 9, 2014 - 1st Institute June 6, 2014 - 2nd Institute July 3, 2014 - 3rd Institute
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Parent/Guardian Information for Student Applications:
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For more information, please contact:
Texas State Technical College
Laser Electro-Optics Technology (LET) Department
3801 Campus Drive
Waco, TX 76705