We got enough questions on optical engineering education that we decided to do a whole thing on it. And here it is!
Last year, our Director of Optical Engineering, Erin M. McDermott, published an article and video on SolidSmack about the basics of what optical engineering is (since so many don't know).
Since then we've been getting pinged, not just by the intended audience of other hardware engineering disciplines, but by students who want to jump into optics and photonics careers.
The latest is a student named Jung-Mundi, who on LinkedIn goes by Hexa Koo. (Huge apologies for both the pronunciation of these names and the ignorance about this individual's gender!) Jung-Mundi gave permission to publish his/her messages to me, which follows:
For Erin's full reply, you can watch this video below: