Directed Energy Education Workshop
5 March 2015 Anaheim, CA

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 is the fourteenth 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 is provided by the High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office and by DEPS.

The scope of the Workshop includes:

  • 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

Additionally, the Education Workshop may offer a sampling of the work currently being pursued by students, especially those supported by JTO internships or scholarships.

The Workshop will be held on Thursday, 5 March at the Hyatt Regency Orange County located at 11999 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840. The workshop will immediately follow the technical program of the Seventeenth Annual Directed Energy Symposium, also held in Anaheim on 2-5 March 2015.

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


Attendance at the Education Workshop is free of charge but persons are required to register.

Call for Papers

Contributions are solicited for inclusion in the technical program of the Workshop. Contributions must be unclassified, suitable for public release, and are due on or before 12 January 2015. Suitable topics include any within the scope of the Workshop. Past Workshops have included presentations by students as well as by instructors, mentors and educational program managers.

The deadline for abstract submittals to the 2015 DE Education Workshop has passed. Please contact Mark Neice at if you have any questions regarding abstracts.

Organizing Committee

Mr. Harro Ackermann
Tiffany Bjelke (505) 998-4910

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