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Photonics at TVI Community College: a critical rung in New Mexico's photonics education ladder
Author(s): John Bellum; Srini Vasan; Joel Gellman

Paper Abstract

The place of Albuquerque TVI Community College in the ladder of photonics education in New Mexico is presented. TVI has offered photonics courses since the late 70s. These courses formed the first rung of what has developed into a ladder of photonics educational opportunities in New Mexico, ranging from middle and high school initiatives to university programs. Details of how TVI established its current Photonics Technology Program and a description of this program are presented. Two key elements of success in photonics education are emphasized - excellence in teaching traditional and non-traditional students of diverse educational backgrounds, and involvement and feedback from industry in shaping educational and training programs in photonics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 9663, Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96630D (6 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.2208377
Show Author Affiliations
John Bellum, Albuquerque TVI Community College (United States)
Srini Vasan, Albuquerque TVI Community College (United States)
Joel Gellman, Albuquerque TVI Community College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9663:
Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Barry L. Shoop; Grover Swartzlander, Editor(s)

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