Directed Energy Education Workshop
15-16 February 2017 Huntsville, Alabama

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 is the sixteenth Workshop in a series of DE Education Workshops to advance these goals. The Workshops consider 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 is provided by the High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office and by DEPS.

The scope of the Workshop includes:

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

Additionally, the Education Workshop may offer a sampling of the work currently being pursued by students, especially those supported by JTO internships or scholarships.

The Workshop will be held on the afternoons of Wednesday, 15 February and Thursday, 16 February in conjunction with the technical program of the Ninteenth Annual Directed Energy Symposium, also held in Huntsville on 13-17 February 2017.

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


Registration for the Workshop is closed.

Call for Papers

Contributions are solicited for inclusion in the technical program of the Workshop. Contributions must be unclassified, suitable for public release, and are due on or before 21 December 2016. Suitable topics include any within the scope of the Workshop. Past Workshops have included presentations by students as well as by instructors, mentors and educational program managers. Abstracts should be submitted online by completing this form. Please contact with any technical issues regarding abstract submission. Subject matter questions regarding abstracts should be directed to your conference chair.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Harro Ackermann
Tiffany Bjelke (505) 998-4910

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