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News | Jan. 20, 2023

Students Expand their PIC Knowledge and Skills

By AIM Photonics

MIT and BSU Host 3-Day Bootcamp on Photonics Integrated Circuits (PIC)

About a dozen students enrolled in STEM programs at U.S. colleges and universities, as well as engineers and designers from both start-ups and established companies in the integrated photonics industry, gathered recently at MIT and BSU with the same goal in mind: to gain more hands-on experience using the schools’ state-of-the art tools to help them better understand photonic integrated circuit (PIC) theory, testing and packaging during AIM Photonics’ hands-on Photonics Bootcamp.

The bi-annual event, held Jan. 10-12 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Bridgewater State University (BSU), kicked off with opening remarks from Dr. Anu Agarwal, Principal Research Scientist at MIT, followed by a deep dive into integrated photonics with a series of lectures and workshops to prepare attendees for the hands-on testing and packaging training that would follow at the Labs for Education & Application Prototype (LEAP) at MIT and BSU, as well as MIT’s Electronic and Photonic Materials Group Lab and Photonics and Electronics Research Group Lab.

Read the entire story and see photos of the sessions here.