Directed Energy Education Workshop
27 February - 2 March 2018 Oxnard, 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 is the seventeenth Workshop in a series of DE Education Workshops to advance these goals. The Workshops consider current and future Directed Energy education programs around the country. Support for the Workshop is provided by the Directed Energy Joint Transition Office and by DEPS.

The scope of the Workshop includes:

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

The Workshop will be held in parallel with sessions of the Twentieth Annual Directed Energy Science and Technology Symposium, also held in Oxnard on 26 February - 2 March 2018.

Proceedings of the Workshop are 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. Symposium attendees may register for the Workshop as an option when they register for the Symposium.

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 4 January 2018. (This is a few weeks after the Annual DE S&T Symposium deadline for abstract submission.) 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. Abstracts should be submitted online by completing this form. Please contact with any technical issues regarding abstract submission. Subject matter questions regarding abstracts should be directed to your conference chair.

After notification of acceptance, the abstract authors will submit presentations, optional papers and release forms using the same instructions and forms that are required of Symposium presenters. See Symposium submission instructions.

Organizing Committee
  Dr. Harro Ackermann
  Tiffany Bjelke (505) 998-4910

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