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  • Three Rochester Scientists Receive Achievement Awards at OSA's Frontiers in Optics Meeting
    Three Rochester Scientists Receive Achievement Awards at OSA's Frontiers in Optics Meeting
    13 October 2008
    The Optical Society (OSA) is honoring three local Rochester scientists at its Frontiers in Optics (FiO) Annual Meeting next week in Rochester, N.Y. OptiPro Systems President Michael Bechtold, Wilson Professor of Optical Physics at the University of Rochester Emil Wolf and University of Rochester student Katie Hasman will receive awards for their contributions to the field of optics, the science of light.

  • OSA Foundation Awards First Annual Harvey M. Pollicove Memorial Scholarship
    OSA Foundation Awards First Annual Harvey M. Pollicove Memorial Scholarship
    13 October 2008
    The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce Katie Hasman as the winner of the first annual Harvey M. Pollicove Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, which honors optics manufacturing pioneer Harvey Pollicove, is given to an outstanding student pursuing a degree in the field of precision optics manufacturing.

  • Michael J. Bechtold Wins Optical Society's Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award
    Michael J. Bechtold Wins Optical Society's Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award
    13 October 2008
    The Optical Society (OSA) has named Michael J. Bechtold the winner of the Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award in recognition of his work revolutionizing the process of optical fabrication by producing the first affordable CNC machine designed for the optical industry. Bechtold is the co-founder and president of OptiPro Systems in Ontario, N.Y.

  • OSA's Review Journal Advances in Optics and Photonics Announces Editorial Advisory Board
    OSA's Review Journal Advances in Optics and Photonics Announces Editorial Advisory Board
    10 October 2008
    The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce the inaugural editorial advisory board of its newest journal, Advances in Optics and Photonics (AOP). World renowned for their scientific achievements and advances in the optics and photonics community, the advisory board will help the editor-in-chief formulate editorial strategy and identify new directions for AOP.

  • Where Optics Meets Medicine Medical Highlights of Frontiers in Optics Meeting in Rochester, Oct. 19-23
    Where Optics Meets Medicine Medical Highlights of Frontiers in Optics Meeting in Rochester, Oct. 19-23
    09 October 2008
    Following are a few of the many technical highlights to be discussed at the meeting. • A New Look at Mini-Strokes • A Potential New Tool for Brain Surgeons • New Technique for Mapping Blood Supply in Retina Increases Safety, Comfort of Exams • The Optics of Alzheimer’s Disease • Potential Non-Invasive Optical Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

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