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Indian River State College Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded Indian River State College (IRSC) a $70,000 Advanced Technical Education Grant to plan a Southeast Regional Center for Optics and Photonics Education and Training. Using the grant funding, IRSC will lead a six-state initiative to develop a comprehensive plan outlining the workforce needs of the photonics industry and develop training strategies that meet those needs. The Center will create a pipeline of highly-skilled employees qualified for photonics careers. For more information, contact Dr. Chrys Panayiotou at IRSC at cpanayio@irsc.edu or (772) 462-7621.