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Optics Technology Professional Development Workshop

5/5/2024 12:00:00 PM

Optics Technology Professional Development Workshop
for STEM High School Teachers & Administrators

June 25-26, 2024 | 9 am–4 pm
Sussex County Community College, Newton, NJ

Sponsored by Sussex County Community College (SCCC), NJ Pathways, and the American Center for Optics Manufacturing (AmeriCOM).

Optics are everywhere! And the field of Optics Technology is growing.
Do your students know about the many career opportunities in New Jersey — and nationwide — in precision optics manufacturing? Give them a head start by introducing optics into your science classes.

This workshop is limited to only 24 attendees.
Sign up by June 14, to secure your spot. Share this invitation with a fellow science teacher.

Benefits to Attendees:

Workshop Instructor & Schedule:

Day One:

Day Two:

“I loved the hands-on activities like the metrology lab and the mirror maze activity. I got a lot of new ideas that will help get my students hooked on optics.”
Jennifer Nicholson, Science teacher, Sussex County Technical School, NJ

Lead Instructor:

Donna Smith is the AmeriCOM Secondary Education Coordinator and a retired science teacher from Gates Chili Central School district in western New York State. She is the 2016 recipient of the Educator of the Year Award from the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster for her career inspiring students to embrace the study of optics, photonics, and imaging sciences and guiding them in career development.

To learn more about a career in Precision Optics, or to access Optics Learning Resources for teachers and students, visit: TheFutureIsOptics.com

For more information, contact:

Donna Smith, Secondary Education Coordinator, AmeriCOM
dsmith@americom.org | 585-313-6698