Welcome to LASER-TEC
Southeast Regional Center for Laser and Fiber Optics Education, LASER-TEC, is a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center comprised of community and state colleges, universities, high schools and technical centers, trade associations, and laser and fiber optic (LFO) companies.
Headquartered in Fort Pierce, Florida, LASER-TEC started its operation in September 2013 with the goal of developing a sustainable pipeline of qualified laser and fiber optics technicians to meet the industry demand across the southeast region.
To achieve our goal, we are committed to assisting colleges and high schools with creating and offering courses in lasers and fiber optics.
Principal Investigator's Selection
LIGO: The World's Largest Laser Interferometer
Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is one of the largest NSF funded projects. It started collecting data in 2002 with the purpose of detecting gravitational waves predicted by Einstein’s space and time theory. There are two observatories, one in Washington State, and the second one in Louisiana. These two observatories are like stethoscopes attached to the earth continuously listening for gravitational waves that will deform our planet by minute measure.
On September 14, 2015 the first ever gravitation wave was detected, which it is believed that was created by two black holes that spiraled into one another and merged.
Watch the video below for more details and visit the following websites for more technical information:
In the Spotlight
North Carolina Community College System Conference
Date(s): 10/9/2016 - 10/11/2016
International Day of Photonics