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Students Receive Incubic/Milton Chang Travel Grants to Present Papers at CLEO: 2011

WASHINGTON, April 28 – The OSA Foundation is pleased to announce the 10 recipients of this year’s Incubic/Milton Chang Student Travel Grants, endowed by Milton and Rosalind Chang. The recipients will present their papers at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO: 2011) to be held May 1 – 6 in Baltimore. The 10 students, representing seven different countries, were selected from more than 50 applicants. The grants are awarded annually to a total of 20 students who will present their papers during CLEO: 2011 or the Optical Society’s (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO).

The following students were awarded grants to present their work at CLEO: 2011:

  • Josue Davila-Rodriguez, University of Central Florida, United States
  • Lina He, Washington University, United States
  • Cobus Jacobs, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Gilad Lerman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Pouya Maraghechi, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Devin Pugh-Thomas, University of Virginia, United States
  • Peng Sun, Ohio State University, United States
  • Yuze Sun, University of Michigan, United States
  • Alessandro Tuniz, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Bora Ung, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada

Grant applications are reviewed by the Awards & Grants Subcommittee of OSA’s Membership and Education Services Council. Students’ paper submission, financial need and letters of recommendation are all carefully reviewed during the selection process. The grants cover travel-related expenses to attend and present at CLEO: 2011 and FiO. Additional information including the application deadline for the Incubic/Milton Chang Travel Grant for the 2011 FiO meeting is available on the Grants and Fellowship section of OSA.org.

About the OSA Foundation
The OSA Foundation (OSAF) was established in 2002 to support philanthropic activities that help further the Optical Society's (OSA) mission by concentrating its efforts on programs that advance youth science education, provide optics and photonics education to underserved populations, provide career and professional development resources and support awards & honors that recognize technical and business excellence. The grants funded by the OSA Foundation are made possible by the generous donations of its supporters as well as the dollar-for-dollar match by OSA. The Foundation is exempt from U.S. federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is a public charity. To learn more about the OSA Foundation, please visit www.osa-foundation.org.

ABOUT CLEO: 2011
With a distinguished history as the industry's leading event on laser science, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) and the Quantum Electronics Laser Science Conference (QELS) is where laser technology was first introduced. CLEO: 2011 will unite the field of lasers and electro-optics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, with content stemming from basic research to industry application. Sponsored by the American Physical Society's (APS) Laser Science Division, the Institute of Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Photonics Society and the Optical Society (OSA), CLEO: 2011 provides the full range of critical developments in the field, showcasing the most significant milestones from laboratory to marketplace. With an unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, CLEO: 2011 connects all of the critical vertical markets in lasers and electro-optics. For more information, visit the conference's website at www.cleoconference.org.

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