Michael McKee is the Associate Director for the B.S. in Photonic Science and Engineering program in the College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida. He was a physics teacher in Orange County Public Schools, where he also became a district lead science instructional coach. He was also an instructional coach for a charter school system in California. He has published K-5 lab manuals that are inquiry based with over 100 lessons. Since 1998, he has been the Florida Science Olympiad state director and was the director for the Science Olympiad National Tournament at UCF in 2012 and 2014.
Nancy J. Magnani is an emeritus professor of physics at Three Rivers Community College and the 2003 recipient of the SPIE Educator of the Year award. She is the co-author of "Light: Introduction to Optics and Photonics" and has worked since 1995 with the New England Board of Higher Education on NSF/Advanced Technology Education projects to encourage student-centered learning.
Matthew T. Posner
is a Research Fellow at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK. His research investigates the design and fabrication of planar Bragg gratings for applications in quantum science and sensing applications.