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Optics Photonics & Lasers Online Faculty Development Course

Description: FUNDAMENTALS OF LIGHT AND LASERS SELF-PACED ONLINE OPTICS AND PHOTONICS FACULTY DEVELOPMENT COURSE WITH OPTIONAL HANDS-ON LABORATORY EXPERIENCE The National Center for Optics and Photonic Education (OP-TEC), is a National Science Foundation (NSF) National Center of Excellence with the mission of promoting photonics education and assisting colleges around the United States in developing and implementing educational programs that support expansion of this critical technology. OP-TEC offers a hybrid, online faculty development course in optics and photonics. This Open Entry/Open Exit course has been developed for faculty whose schedules demand a more flexible course timeline. It is perfect for busy faculty who might have difficulty keeping up with weekly assignments in a "scheduled" course, but who would have a period or periods of time during the semester or school year that would allow them to complete assignments and exams independently and at their own pace. It is also an excellent opportunity for junior faculty, adjunct faculty, and lab technicians who may need to prepare to teach a college level or dual credit introductory photonics, optics, or lasers course. This online course is being offered at no charge to U.S. high school, community college and technical college faculty interested in teaching a basic photonics course. The course will cover OP-TEC's Fundamentals of Light and Lasers, 2nd Ed. (2013) text. Modules Include: Nature and Properties of Light, Optical Handling and Positioning, Light Sources and Laser Safety, Basic Geometrical Optics, Basic Physical Optics, and Principles of Lasers. Supplementary videos and tutorials are available for enrolled instructors. The course is facilitated by instructors experienced in teaching photonics concepts at the college level and will require a high level of independent self-paced instruction. The six modules will be completed online and through email with the instructor. Though this course is self-paced, participants must pass all six End of Module tests by May 31, 2018 to be eligible to attend the Capstone Laboratory Experience or receive a certificate of completion. After successful completion of all six modules by May 31, 2018, participants will be invited to participate in a 3-day Capstone Laboratory Experience at an OP-TEC partner college. The June 2018 capstone will provide participants the opportunity to conduct most of the laboratory experiments included in the course and discuss with experienced instructors best practices for teaching the materials. Capstone dates and travel information will be provided to enrolled faculty in January 2018. Participants who successfully complete the online course and the 3-day hands-on laboratory session will receive a certificate of completion and may apply for CEUs from an OP-TEC partner college. Participants who successfully complete the online portion of the course only, may request a certificate of completion for the online portion. No tuition or materials fees! Participants will be responsible for travel, lodging, and meals for the 3-day lab session in June 2018. Limited capstone travel assistance may become available in the spring term for those with need (applicants who would like to be considered for assistance should note such in the "Comments" field of the online application form). Applications are accepted online. For more information and registration, please visit http://www.op-tec.org/faculty, call 254-751-9000, or email op-tec@op-tec.org.

Start Date: Friday, September 01, 2017 at 12:01 AM

End Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

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National Cyber League Spring Season

Description: National Cyber League Spring Season 3/30/18 – 5/25/18 The 2018 NCL Spring Season includes select challenges in the NCL Stadium and exercises in the NCL Gyms that will develop and test players in a wide-range of knowledge and skills. No previous NCL play required. Registration is 2/26-3/25. (late registration of $35 is 3/26- 11:59 p.m. ET 3/28)

Start Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

End Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
National Cyber League

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HI-TEC High Impact Technology Exchange Conference

Description: HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with Educating America's Technical Workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation's economy. HI-TEC uniquely explores the convergence of scientific disciplines and technologies. HI-TEC is supported by the National Science Foundation and produced by NSF Advanced Technological Education Centers and Projects. Address: InterContinental Hotel, Miami, Florida Organization Info: The National Science Foundation and a Consortium of NSF Advanced Technological Education Centers and Projects

Start Date: Monday, July 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM

End Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 4:30 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
NSF Advanced Technology Education (ATE)

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2018 CAAT Conference: Testing Tomorrow's Autonomous Vehicles Today

Description: 2018 Center for Advanced Automotive Technology Conference: Testing Tomorrow's Autonomous Vehicles Today Detroit Michigan is well known as the Motor City and the heart of the American automotive industry. The state's rich automotive history includes Henry Ford's use of the assembly line in manufacturing automobiles first used on the Model-T. This model for mass production was subsequently adapted by other industries and revolutionized manufacturing. Today, the automotive industry is experiencing a new revolution that will drive the future of mobility in new directions as vehicle and transportation technologies evolve in ways that would have been hard to imagine just a few years ago. And once again, Michigan is leading the way. Behind the industry's push toward electrification and automation, lighter-weight materials, and connecting vehicles to their passengers and surroundings, is the desire to increase safety, make transportation more affordable and convenient, provide new transportation options to better suit the needs of today's driver's and those unable to drive themselves, and reduce emissions and their impact on the environment. Simultaneously, technology-enabled services for ride-sharing and car-sharing are providing new options to get passengers from one point to the next, often with nothing more than a phone in hand. This convergence of technology-driven innovation requires us to explore the changing landscape of mobility and consider the new and unique challenges of testing autonomous vehicles. Will traditional physical testing take a back seat to cutting-edge computerized simulation testing with its promise of bringing the future to us sooner with greater safety and less expense? The conference will explore how automakers are looking at the future of mobility and testing vehicles for an endless array of possible driving scenarios, and how technical training will need to adapt and change. Target Audience The conference is targeted to automotive industry representatives and secondary and post-secondary automotive educators, counselors, and administrators. Representatives from automotive-related government and professional organizations are also encouraged to attend.

Start Date: Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM

End Date: Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
Macomb Community College

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