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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 18-20, 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. 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 June 18-20, 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: Monday, January 01, 2018 at 12:01 AM

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

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

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“STEM Success for Women: Empowering Educators” Free Online Conference

Description: Attention STEM and CTE Educators: Join us for a can't-miss online conference: the free STEM Success for Women Telesummit: April 17-19 & April 24-26, 2018. Learn proven secrets and strategies for recruiting and retaining more female students and underserved populations in STEM and CTE, from 15 of the country’s leading education experts and practitioners. This powerful online event on broadening participation in STEM and CTE, from the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS), is free thanks to support from the National Science Foundation. Register today for your free pass to attend live and access replays: http://bit.ly/telesummitregister

Start Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM

End Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

TimeZone: Pacific Standard Time (North America)

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Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science

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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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Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Description: Dr. David Tobey, Director of Research and Assessments for the National CyberWatch Center and Assistant Professor of Management at Indiana University South Bend, will discuss how Competency-Based Education (CBE) can rapidly increase the number of capable applicants for cybersecurity jobs. CBE is focused on the achievement of competencies-per-hour to develop mastery of cybersecurity capabilities for all who desire to learn. Conversely, the current Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) reduces the number of qualified applicants by focusing on the achievement of credits-per-hour to minimize the investment in instructional resources required to recognize and select only the high-ability learners. Differences in instructional design and capability maturity produced by CBE vs. OBE will be discussed. Recommendations will be provided for how to implement CBE in a traditional brick-and-mortar as well as online learning models.

Start Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM

End Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
National CyberWatch Center

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Materials in STEM - (M-STEM)

Description: The M-STEM Workshop will be at Thomas Nelson Community College in less than 30 days! The Materials in STEM theme, "Materials....and Beyond", beckons us to look at the reach of materials science and technology here on Earth and from the depths of the oceans to the boundless extent of the solar system. We have top-notch keynote speakers lined up as well as sessions such as: Microlearning Techniques, The Toothpick Factory,Teachers with Torches, Working with Ceramics and Glass, Composites Recycling, Engineering Water Rockets, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and more. A full program pdf, the workshop agenda, session descriptions, speaker bios and more are online now at www.materialsinstem.org. Just $129 for educators to attend where you'll find projects, programs and initiatives that: provide unique learning experiences; accelerate learning with new models, tools and techniques; form strategies to engage students; inspire teachers with professional development opportunities; give access to exhibitors with key offerings; and provide an opportunity to learn a new skill Register now and join us for two action-packed days of professional development for educators at Thomas Nelson Community College. Questions? Call Robin Ballard at 425-640-1145 robin.ballard@edcc.edu

Start Date: Monday, November 06, 2017 at 8:00 AM

End Date: Tuesday, November 07, 2017

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
MatEdU

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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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Losing the Privacy War

Description: Dr. Margaret Leary, CIPP/G & Professor, Northern Virginia Community College, will discuss the recent Equifax breach and what it means to consumers, as well as look at the relationship of online public records accessed by data aggregators (such as Equifax), to identity theft and examine the potentially negative impact a Federal Breach Notification Law might have on consumers. Recommendations for individuals to protect against identity theft will also be provided.

Start Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM

End Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
National CyberWatch Center

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Revamping Robotics Education to Meet 2st Century Workforce Needs

Description: Workshop Overview: The interdisciplinary nature of robots make robotics a useful STEM pedagogical tool. There is also significant need for industrial certification programs in robotics. Robots are increasingly used across industry sectors to improve production throughputs while maintaining product quality. The benefits of robotics, however, depend on workers with up-to-date knowledge and skills to maintain and use existing robots, enhance future technologies, and educate users. It is critical that education efforts respond to the demand for robotics specialists by offering courses and professional certification in robotics and automation. This NSF sponsored workshop introduces a new approach for teaching Industrial Robotics in electrical engineering technology programs to match industry needs and provide a replicable model for programs around the US. Who should attend: This workshop is offered to faculty members of two and four year institutions and designed for the instructors who wish to increase their experience in Industrial Robotics and is interested in revamping existing or developing courses in Industrial Robotics. Where and When: Bay de Noc Community College. Escanaba, Michigan October 20 and 21, 2017 8am—4pm. Travel assistance: Workshop is limited to 12 participants. Stipends of $500 is provided to each participant to cover travel expenses. For register or to request more information, contact Mark Highum at 906-217-4083 or highumm@baycollege.edu.

Start Date: Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM

End Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
Bay de Noc Community College

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2017 National Cyber League (NCL) Fall Season Registration

Description: 2017 National Cyber League (NCL) Fall Season registration is open from 08/28-09/29 ((late registration available 9/30 & 10/1 with $10 fee). Go to https://www.nationalcyberleague.org/fall-season to view the Fall schedule and register. One of the distinguishing factors of the NCL is the integration of learning objectives in all its activities. The main way this is accomplished is by aligning the preparatory lab exercises available in the NCL Gymnasiums the challenges themselves. This allows players to use the NCL Gymnasiums to develop knowledge and skills and then demonstrate these newly acquired skills during Preseason, Regular Season and Postseason Games. It also allows the NCL to measure player’s game performance and produce NCL Scouting Report (individualized reports) on strengths and weakness amongst various learning objectives.

Start Date: Saturday, September 02, 2017

End Date: Sunday, October 01, 2017

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
National Cyber League

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Opportunity for Internships- NEATEC

Description: NEATEC is sponsoring internships for your students to take place during the spring and summer of 2018 at the NIST NanoFab (CNST) in Gaithersburg, MD. We will sponsor three students (community college and/or four-year technical colleges) during each term. The duration of the internships is 16 weeks and the student must attend the whole period. Each student will receive a stipend of $650 per week during the duration of the internship and a one-payment of $500 to cover travel expenses. This is a great opportunity for your students to enhance their resumes and to learn, in particular, about semiconductor and nanotechnology hands-on activities. The program is designed for students enrolled in engineering or technical fields, such as Electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, semiconductor, nanotechnology, and other related fields. Also, students enrolled in science programs, such as Engineering Science, physics and chemistry are welcomed to apply. To apply and register, the student must visit this link: https://webapp.sunypoly.edu/forms/neatec-nist-internship-application/ (link below in Webstie address/registration link)

Start Date: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:51 AM

End Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:51 AM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
NEATEC

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