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Photonics teaching development at California Polytechnic State University
Author(s): Daniel Wasche; Sean Jobe; Dennis Derickson; Xiaomin Jin

Paper Abstract

California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is one of 23 campuses comprising the California State University, the nation's largest four-year comprehensive public undergraduate university system. Cal Poly has a photonics program, photonics student club, and photonics laboratory within the Electrical Engineering Department that dates back to 1985. This laboratory is dual-use for both teaching and as a photonics center of excellence for the newly established Project-Based Learning Institute (PBLI) (http://pbl.calpoly.edu/). Our photonic education program at Cal Poly emphasizes four main educational tools. A. Lecture Classes. B. Photonics Laboratory Classes C. Student Photonics Club, and D. PBLI Design Projects. In this paper, we will describe the above four aspects with emphasizing on our new initiatives for part B and D.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2007
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9665, Tenth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 966526 (3 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.2207922
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel Wasche, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Sean Jobe, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Dennis Derickson, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Xiaomin Jin, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9665:
Tenth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Marc Nantel, Editor(s)

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