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  • OSA Visits Capitol Hill, Calls for Increased Federal Investments in Scientific R&D, STEM Education
    OSA Visits Capitol Hill, Calls for Increased Federal Investments in Scientific R&D, STEM Education
    10 May 2007
    Optical Society of America (OSA) members are on Capitol Hill today calling on their elected officials to support a range of science policy initiatives, including increased federal investments in scientific research and development (R&D) for fiscal year (FY) 2008 and innovation legislation in the House and Senate.

  • New Focus™ and the Optical Society of America Announce Finalists for Student Award
    New Focus™ and the Optical Society of America Announce Finalists for Student Award
    07 May 2007
    The Optical Society of America (OSA) and New Focus, a division of Bookham today announced the finalists of the 2007 OSA – New Focus Student Award, which recognizes student researchers who exemplify the skills critical to scientific achievement: excellence in research, presentation and leadership.

  • Terahertz Imaging Goes the Distance
    Terahertz Imaging Goes the Distance
    26 April 2007
    At the upcoming CLEO/QELS meeting in Baltimore, an MIT-Sandia team will demonstrate the first real-time THz imaging system that obtains images from 25 meters away.

  • PhAST and Laser Focus World Select Thorlabs, Inc. To Receive Innovation Award
    PhAST and Laser Focus World Select Thorlabs, Inc. To Receive Innovation Award
    17 April 2007
    The Photonic Applications, Systems and Technologies (PhAST) Conference and Laser Focus World magazine are pleased to announce that Thorlabs, Inc. has been selected as the recipient of this year’s PhAST/Laser Focus World Innovation Award.

  • OSA Joins Sci-Tech Societies to Create Comprehensive Research Site
    OSA Joins Sci-Tech Societies to Create Comprehensive Research Site
    16 April 2007
    The Optical Society of America (OSA) is pleased to announce that it has joined 12 of the world's leading science, engineering and technology societies to create direct access to their collective content. In June, the group will launch scitopia.org, a free federated vertical search portal that will enable users to explore the research most cited in scholarly work and patents in a single click.

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