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Nurture Your Career in Photonics

Continuing education and professional development classes to support a lifetime of learning

As a member of the IEEE Photonics Society, you have access to a wide range of learning, career enhancement, and professional development opportunities within the photonics and optics community. Our goal is to provide programs that ensure knowledge and skill growth among professionals and to foster an individual commitment to continual education among members, the photonics community, and the public.

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Engaging Learning Anytime, Anywhere

Take your skills to the next level with technical and professional continuing education courses offered by the IEEE. 

Connect with our Distinguished Lecturers

Our Distinguished Lecturer Program honors speakers who have made technical, industrial, or entrepreneurial contributions to the field of photonics.

Chapters may request a visit from a Distinguished Lecturer. This is a wonderful opportunity for your members to hear these speakers in person. Their presentations cover both technical and career building topics.

Available Learning Tools and Resources

Many of IEEE's classes & courses qualify for CEUs and PDHs.

Pre-University Education

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STEM Resources & Training Modules for Educators

Introducing young minds to light sciences, STEM, our programming includes light-based science kits and an on-demand curriculum.

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Education and Training in Optics & Photonics Conference (ETOP)

An biennial conference bringing together educators from around the world to share information about the practice of teaching optics at all levels.

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Technical & Trade Courses

The IEEE Photonics Society collaborates with global institutes, industry partners, and consortia groups in support of photonics workforce trade development and education.

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International Day of Light

Celebrated on 16 May each year, this day is a call to strengthen scientific cooperation around photonics and optics education, and its impact on sustainable development.

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Listen to the IEEE Quantum Podcast Series

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Take the next step in your career, let us help you fine-tune your job search.

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For information on our education committee and their initiatives.

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IEEE is committed to supporting students who choose technology as a career. Take advantage of the organization-wide resources available to accelerate your growth.