Technical Skills Educator Award

The IEEE Photonics Society Technical Skills Educator Award is given to recognize educators specializing in bringing technician and technical skills training within the PHO field of interest to traditionally underserved communities.  While candidates teaching at the technical skills level, such as at US community colleges, are targeted, we also welcome applicants from any accredited, degree- or certificate-granting institutions worldwide.

The award will recognize effective, impactful, and innovative educators who bring specialized training to communities for whom photonics is not typically viewed as a common educational and career path. Contributions to curriculum and course development, industrial and governmental education programs, textbook development, will all be considered in the award evaluation.

The Awards consists of a certificate of recognition and honorarium equaling $1,500.00, with an additional $1,000.00 towards travel to attend the IEEE Photonics Conference for the presentation.


Nomination Deadline: April 30

Nomination Requirements

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