Education Committee

The IEEE Photonics Society established an Education Committee to foster and provide quality, educational initiatives for the Society and photonics community-at-large, i.e. members, professionals, educators, K-12 students and the public. The Committee and its leaders also focus on practical learning and professional development resources to provide soft skills training beyond the classroom and lab. 

Strategic Objectives

  • Deliver continuing education products, professional development opportunities and educational activities;  
  • Support the creation of K-20 STEM education materials, programs and teaching modules; 
  • Devise hands-on trainings, remote learning resources, eLearning courses, tutorials, etc.; 
  • Facilitate education awards and scholarships as well as job search tools and academic exhanges; 
  • Partner with coalition groups on community college, technician and vocational school programs for photonics.  

Technician Education RepresentativeClick for role description

Frank Reed, Jr. portrait
Frank Reed, Jr.
Technician Education Representative Term: 2021 - 2023
Indian Hills Community College

Academic Exchange RepresentativeClick for role description

Chrysanthos  Panayiotou portrait
Chrysanthos Panayiotou
Academic Exchange Representative Term: 2021 - 2023
LASER-TEC

Elected Board MemberClick for role description

Lidia Galdino portrait
Lidia Galdino
Elected Board Member Term: 2021 - 2023
Corning, UK

Staff Support

Senior Manager, Strategic Programs 
Lauren Mecum-Smith