52nd Annual Optics Summer School – Plus

Scholarships for Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Continuing Education Classes

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences at the University of Rochester is pleased to be able to offer scholarships for a series of summer short courses in optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI). The courses are being held during the summer of 2013 at the University of Rochester and RIT. The scholarships are being made available through a grant from the Employee and Training Administration in the US Department of Labor. The ETA grant is part of a multi-agency grant program that promotes advanced manufacturing jobs creation in regions having strong industrial clusters. The Rochester program is the called the Rochester Regional Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Accelerator, or RRPA for short.

The courses are for:

  • Displaced workers who would like to work in one of the OPI industries
  • People who have jobs outside of the OPI industries but would like to transition into one of them
  • People who currently work in an OPI industry and are interested in furthering their career

What you’ll get from these courses:

  • Specialized skills in growing industries
  • An opportunity to professionally develop with some of the leading minds in the field
  • Certificate of completion

Courses and Scholarships

The Scholarships at the University of Rochester are to attend classes at the Institute of Optics Summer School, which is in it’s 52nd year and runs from June 4, 2013 to June 18, 2013. There are 8 courses to choose from. Click each course to learn more:

1. Optical Thin Film Coating Technology
2. Fundamentals of Optics (with labs)
3. Modern Optical Engineering (with labs)
4. Opto-Mechanical Analysis (with labs)
5. Lasers and Optoelectronics (with labs)
6. Biomedical Optics
7. Optical System Design

The scholarships at RIT are for three new classes that have been created for the RRPA program. There are 3 courses to choose from. Click each course to learn more:
1. Foundations of Imaging Science (with labs)
2. Integrated Circuit Processing (with labs)
3. Optical Thin Film Processing (with labs)

How to Apply

Fill out the short application form and email it to Abigail Brengle, Abigail.brengle@rochester.edu
Click here to download the short application form
Please call Abigail Brengle with any questions (585) 275-2104

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