1. Chicopee laser company, 2 Springfield colleges to create research and education facility with $2.5 million state grant

    Chicopee laser company, 2 Springfield colleges to create research and education facility with $2.5 million state grant

    A local business that specializes in creating and supplying high-tech lasers will partner with Westfield New England University to establish a research and development center and strengthen the school’s education program with the help of a $2.5 million state grant.

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    1. It is such an amazing project. I'm so glad they picked Chicopee for it.
    2. Our investments in advanced manufacturing are targeting immediate projects, such as the response to COVID-19, but also longer-term projects like the new (Lab for Education and Application Prototyping) in Chicopee.
    3. We are very glad and proud to be part of the … initiative which will reinforce the historical presence of Convergent Photonics in Western Massachusetts and foster the development of a  new generation of engineers in integrated photonics which is one of the most important key enabling technologies the 21st Century.
    4. One of the issues is it is difficult to find engineers (who specialize in laser technology) at the masters and bachelor's level.
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