From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2018
The only two-year program to educate photonics technicians in Michigan was introduced at Baker College in 2013. Graduates are employed with photonics companies in the state, fulfilling the primary mission of the program. The program curriculum was revised for this academic year with more curriculum enhancements planned, including photonics applications in autonomous vehicles such as LIDAR, and the use of high power lasers in manufacturing. Efforts to expand the program and create a more sustainable pipeline of students are under way with continued support from the National Science Foundation. These include the introduction of photonics content in Career and Technical Education high school programs. The paper will describe the updated program curriculum, the resources available in the Optics and Photonics Lab, and the collaborative and outreach activities with high schools in the state.
Anca L. Sala, "Photonics technician education in Michigan: an update," Proc. SPIE 10741, Optics Education and Outreach V, 1074105 (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 22, 2018; Published: 14 September 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2320632.
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