- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Baker College of Flint is hoping to ramp up interest in photonics and laser technician careers.

The Flint Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1EKfoqL ) the school has received support from the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education to encourage high school students to enroll in its photonics and laser technology associate degree program.

Anca Sala, engineering and computer technology dean, says the grant “will help intensify our efforts to introduce this burgeoning science and its strong career opportunities to high school students.” Photonics includes the use of light in technology, such as lasers and telecommunications.

The school’s efforts will include offering teacher workshops and including photonics curriculum in summer high school engineering and technology camps. In 2013, Baker started a two-year program to train students to operate laser or photonic equipment.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint


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