OPT IN! – Generating Experts In The Field Of Optics – Dr Alexis Vogt, State University Of New York

Apr 14, 2019 | physical sciences, stem education

About this episode

Optics is an intrinsic part of many powerful and developing technologies in areas such as biotechnology, national security and manufacturing. However, there is a global shortage of optics technicians, which is hindering progress. To address this, Dr Alexis Vogt of Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York has created the OPT IN! program – a pipeline between high school, college and employment in the field of optics.


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