This work will investigate the existing educational resources on integrated photonics and the current needs in the ecosystem in central Massachusetts. The student team conducted surveys and interviews on the campus of Quinsigamond Community College (QCC, Worcester, MA) which provided profound knowledge of the needs, current status, and gaps that can be present between the expectations of the industry and resources in schools. The outcomes of this study will guide the student investigators into understanding the roles of LEAP in order to close the gap and further provide suggestions for LEAP. This work will help establish a workforce development hub in central MA and provide the needed educational resources for the photonics industry and eventually benefit the whole society.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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