The Problem-Based Learning for Advanced Photonics Manufacturing Showcase Workshop was held at SPIE‘s Optics and Photonics conference in San Diego in August, 2022 as part of the industry exhibition. During this final year of our project we will be creating new Challenges and continuing to post optics/photonics education and outreach resources here on our web site.
This site describes a quarter century of work by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) and its partners to improve secondary and post secondary STEM education with funding from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program (NSF ATE). The PHOTON Projects, a series of three curriculum and professional development and laboratory improvement projects in optics and photonics, engaged middle and secondary school teachers and college and university professors across the U.S. The Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Projects have developed a collection of authentic real-world multimedia Challenges(case studies) with industry partners in the areas of optics and photonics, sustainable technologies, and advanced manufacturing and introduced them to teachers worldwide. Visit the CHALLENGES to view the existing problem-based learning curriculum.