Directed Energy Education Workshop 2012
30 November 2012 Albuquerque, NM

Education is vital to the Directed Energy community. Fostering the professional growth of current workers in the field and increasing the number of young, new members in the community are important DEPS educational goals. This was the twelfth Workshop in a series of DE Education Workshops to advance these goals. The Workshops considers current and future Directed
University of New Mexico Ph.D. student Carrie Noren
at work in Air Force Research Laboratory laser lab
Energy education programs around the country. Support for the Workshop has been provided by the High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office and by DEPS.

The scope of the Workshop included:

  • Programs from K-12 through graduate/post-graduate studies and technical vocational training
  • Professional continuing education
  • Student motivators (scholarships, fellowships, recognitions)
  • Summer internship programs
  • Curriculum development

The Workshop was held on Friday 30 November 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Albuquerque, NM. It immediately followed the technical program of the Fifteenth Annual Directed Energy Symposium, also held in Albuquerque on 26-30 November 2012.

Proceedings of the Workshop were included in the unclassified Symposium proceedings. Proceedings from previous Workshops are available through the DEPS online store.

Preliminary Webcasting Schedule  

Monday (Short Courses)
   Introduction to High Energy Laser Systems
   Beam Control for Laser Systems

   Plenary session, morning
   Student session, afternoon
   DE Modeling & Simulation, afternoon

   Laser Components, morning
   DE Employment, morning
   Energy, Power, Thermal, and RF Sources, afternoon

   Panel III / Special Speaker: Decker, morning
   Beam Control I / RF Components, morning
   Biological Effects, afternoon
   RF DE Effects, afternoon

   Beam Control III / Laser Components, morning
   Education Workshop, afternoon (free)


Preliminary Schedule
1300   EL JTO Introduction, Don Seeley
1310   DEPS Educational Initiative Overview, Sam Blankenship
1320   Air Force Institute of Technology, Ashley Ungericht
1350   Naval Postgraduate School, William Colson
1420   Cranfield University, David James
1450   Break
1510   Colorado State University, Sandra Biedron
1540   University of Arizona, Pavel Polynkin
1610   HEL Center of Excellence, David Hostutler
1640   End


The Education Workshop, along with several portions of the Annual Symposium were availble via webcast.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Sam Blankenship (505) 998-4910
Tiffany Bjelke (505) 998-4910

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