Directed Energy Education Workshop 2011
18 November 2011 La Jolla, California

Education is vital to the Directed Energy community. Fostering the professional growth of current workers in the field and increasing the number of young, new members in the community are important DEPS educational goals. This was the eleventh Workshop in a series of DE Education Workshops to advance these goals. The Workshops consider current and future Directed
University of New Mexico Ph.D. student Carrie Noren
at work in Air Force Research Laboratory laser lab
Energy education programs around the country. Support for the Workshop has been provided by the High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office and by DEPS.

The scope of the Workshop included:

  • Programs from K-12 through graduate/post-graduate studies and technical vocational training
  • Professional continuing education
  • Student motivators (scholarships, fellowships, recognitions)
  • Summer internship programs
  • Curriculum development

The Workshop was held on Friday 18 November in La Jolla, California. It immediately followed the technical program of the Fourteenth Annual Directed Energy Symposium, also held in La Jolla on 14-18 November 2011.


Proceedings of the Workshop were included in the unclassified Symposium proceedings. Proceedings from previous Workshops are available through the DEPS online store.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Sam Blankenship (505) 998-4910
Tiffany Bjelke (505) 998-4910

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