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National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (Image 2)

Precision optics technicians create, measure, coat and integrate components into electro-optical systems

Precision optics technicians enrolled in National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC) affiliated program create, measure, coat and integrate components into electro-optical systems. [Image 2 of 2 related images. Back to Image 1.]

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Supported by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education program, OP-TEC creates and distributes standards-based teaching materials, planning guides and monographs on successful practices. Its professional development courses prepare hundreds of educators to teach photonics and it awards grants to colleges for summer camps, Saturday academies and dedicated recruiters to inform students, teachers and parents about photonics career opportunities.

You can read more about OP-TEC in the publication ATE Centers IMPACT: Partners with Industry for a new American Workforce. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 3, 2017)

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