Teaching Optics and Photonics

Sharing best practices to enable student success.

Continuous improvement around how academic institutions prepare their students for success in the future is just as important as the students continuously educating themselves to achieve the same goal.

This is particularly pertinent to the teaching of optics and photonics – critical fields at the core of today’s technological infrastructure – where teaching methods need to be continually upgraded and renewed to meet the growing demands of industrial and academic research and development

One way to accomplish this is through knowledge sharing of best practices when it comes to improving the curriculum and the way professors educate their students.

With many higher education institutions now offering the opportunity to learn about photonic components, systems, and optical circuits using numerical modelling, it is timely that academic staff from the University of Warwick are partnering with Lumerical Solutions to provide you with an opportunity for peer-to-peer engagement. The event is structured to facilitate networking for academics involved in teaching, and to reflect on how to set up students for success through interactive and hands-on teaching methods and tutorials. Moreover, two academics will share their success stories on how they are leveraging current tools and curriculum to improve their teaching and to enhance students’ engagement.

Location: University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Date: 24 May 2018 (Thursday)

The onsite session is free (with lunch included) and will comprise of the following agenda:

Time Session Name Speaker
0830 - 0930 Registration
0930 - 1030 Welcome Message and Overview Lumerical Solutions
1030 - 1100 Break and Peer-to-peer Engagement
1100 - 1200 Lecturer & Student Experience Story Dr. Valentina Donzella (University of Warwick)
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1400 Best Practices and Lessons Learned Prof. Jonathan Leach (Heriot-Watt University)
1400 - 1430 Break and Peer-to-peer Engagement
1430 - 1530 Leveraging Lumerical in Curriculum Greg Baethge, Applications Engineer (Lumerical)
1530 - 1600 Closing Remarks

Please note that this event is restricted to educators from academic institutions only. There are no remote options available for this live session, so all registrants must attend the session on-site at the University of Warwick.

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