Directed Energy Education Workshop
9 March 2016 Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

The scope of the Workshop included:

  • 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 offered a sampling of the work currently being pursued by students, especially those supported by JTO internships or scholarships.

The Workshop was held on 9 March in conjunction with the technical program of the Eighteenth Annual Directed Energy Symposium, also held in Albuquerque on 7-11 March 2016.

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

Organizing Committee

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

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