Press Release: OP-TEC Awards

PRPI receives OP-TEC recruiting grant

WACO, Texas (March 3, 2015)– The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC) today announced sub grant awards to four colleges that will be used to encourage high school students to enroll in associate degree programs that prepare them for careers as photonics technicians.



PRPI Student admitted to The University of Arizona

Sarah Luciano

GREAT NEWS!!  PRPI's student, Sarah Luciano, was just admitted to the University of Arizona's Graduate Program in Computer Science for study toward a Master of Science in Computer Science. Sarah will be starting her studies in Fall 2015. Sarah is currently finishing her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Universidad Metropolitana, in the School of Science and Technology.

Industry Affiliates

Second Industry Affiliates Meeting - Thursday December 18, 2014

INTENOR Barceloneta Science Park, REDI Building

We will be holding our second PRPI Industry Affiliates Meeting on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the INTENOR Barceloneta Science Park, REDI Building, from 10am to noon. This is the home of the PRPI laboratories. The topics of discussion are as follows:

Vice President Biden announces recipients of $450M of job-driven training grants

$450M in grants to nearly 270 community colleges partnering with more than 400 employers nationally - The New Horizons initiative presents an opportunity to develop new and highly-applicable skills for the 21st century. UMET's Puerto Rico Photonics Institute offers education and training in Lasers, Optics and Photonics not available anywhere else in Puerto Rico, yet it is applicable to a wide variety of careers. The curriculum for this program will be adapted from the highly-successful NSF-ATE-supported National Center for Photonics Education (OP-TEC).

Continuing Education Activity

Laser Systems and Applications FEBRUARY 20th, 2015

This course introduces the participants to lasers, laser safety, and laser systems and applications. It begins with the wave properties of light, theory of lasers, analysis of standard laser systems, safety considerations, and gives an introduction to fiber optic communication as a specific application of a laser system. This course enables participants to:

Puerto Rico Photonics Institute

El Instituto de Fotónica de Puerto Rico es el único Centro de Investigación y Docencia en Óptica y Fotónica en Puerto Rico. Forma parte de la Escuela de Asuntos Ambientales de la Universidad Metropolitana y se encuentra en el Campus de la Barceloneta. PRPI se especializa en Fotónica de Teledetección y Aeroespacial.