IEEE Photonics Society Raises Industry Awareness Through New Global Initiatives

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 1:11pm
IEEE Photonics Society

Collaborating with IEEE Women in Engineering and the launch of a chapter in New Delhi, the Society is focused on increasing member engagement and industry relevance

Piscataway, NJ (October 1, 2013) – The IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) continues to grow as a result of the launch of several new programs since the start of 2013. 

“This year the IEEE Photonics Society is focusing on member engagement and industry relevance more than ever,” says Richard Linke, Executive Director of the society. “We see our members as IEEE’s eyes and ears out in the community, advocates who are representing our organization and society around the world.”

The IEEE Photonics Society is actively participating in the National Photonics Initiative (NPI), a collaborative alliance of photonics associations seeking to unite industry, academia and government experts to identify and advance areas of photonics critical to maintaining US competitiveness and national security.  A major focus of the initiative is the development of federal programs that encourage greater collaboration between US industry and academia.  The alliance encourages an increase investment in education and job training programs for those interested in the photonics field.

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