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NE Fiberoptic Council Awards Photonics Scholarships

Photonics.com
Jun 2006
The New England Fiberoptic Council recently awarded $1000 scholarships to seven students who will enter photonics-related programs at New England regional technical and community colleges. They are: John H. Wadsworth III of Waterford, Conn., for the Three Rivers Community College fiber optics program; Emiliana Rivas of Springfield, Mass., laser electro-optics, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC); Christopher A. Moulton of Boscawen, N.H., fiber optics, New Hampshire Technical Institute,
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Left to right: Emiliana Rivas, Norman Lloyd, Stephen Morrissey, Christopher Moulton and John Wadsworth at a New England Fiberoptic Council meeting last month; they were among seven winners of NEFC scholarships for photonics-related study.

Concord, N.H.; and Norman Lloyd Jr. of Palmer, Mass., laser electro-optics technology, STCC; Stephen Morrissey of Effingham, N.H., fiber optics, New Hampshire Community Technical College at Pease; and Yevhen Rutovytsky of Norwich, Conn., fiber optics, Three Rivers Community College. (A seventh scholarship winner did not wish to disclose personal information.) Wadsworth has a double major in electrical engineering technology and photonics engineering technology at Three Rivers and is the SPIE student chapter president; his interests include fiber optics and nanotechnology. After Rivas receives her associate's degree, she said she will pursue a bachelor's degree at Western New England College. Moulton is majoring in broadband networking and communications technology with an eye toward a career as a fiber optics technologist. Lloyd plans to pursue a BS degree in engineering and an MBA. For more information about NEFC scholarships, visit: www.nefc.com


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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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