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Photonics technician education in Michigan: an update
Author(s): Anca L. Sala

Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10741, Optics Education and Outreach V, 1074105 (14 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2320632
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Anca L. Sala, Baker College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10741:
Optics Education and Outreach V
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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