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NSF Awards Photonic Education Grant to IRSC

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FORT PIERCE, Fla., May 15, 2017 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $2.6 million Advanced Technology Education (ATE) grant to Indian River State College (IRSC) to expand the operations of LASER-TEC, a regional center increasing the number of skilled laser and fiber optics (LFO) technicians. Based in Fort Pierce, Fla., LASER-TEC was established in 2013 with a $2.9 million NSF grant, and since its inception has partnered with 21 colleges and universities and 147 companies to strengthen training to meet industry demand. Over 450 students annually have taken laser and fiber optics courses at...Read full article

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