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  • OSA Foundation Awards First Annual Paul A. Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship
    OSA Foundation Awards First Annual Paul A. Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship
    28 June 2013
    The OSA Foundation today announced Stephanie Laga of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as the winner of the first Paul A. Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, which honors the late optical communications expert and Morgan Keegan analyst Paul Bonenfant, was established in 2011 and is given annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in an engineering or physical science program to attend a semester-abroad program offered through their accredited college or university.

  • A Telescope For Your Eye: New Contact Lens Design May Improve Sight of Patients with Macular Degeneration
    A Telescope For Your Eye: New Contact Lens Design May Improve Sight of Patients with Macular Degeneration
    27 June 2013
    Contact lenses correct many people’s eyesight but do nothing to improve the blurry vision of those suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the western world

  • The Optical Society Mourns the Loss of James P. Gordon
    The Optical Society Mourns the Loss of James P. Gordon
    26 June 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) today expressed its condolences at the loss of James P. Gordon, an OSA Honorary Member and Fellow Emeritus. Gordon, who was known for his contributions to quantum electronics and photonics, including the first demonstration of the maser, passed away June 21.

  • OSA Student Members Gather in Poland for IONS-14 Conference on Optics
    OSA Student Members Gather in Poland for IONS-14 Conference on Optics
    25 June 2013
    The International OSA Network of Students (IONSTM) will host the IONS-14 Conference at Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) in Torun, Poland July 3-6. The conference, organized by the NCU OSA Student Chapter, will feature technical sessions and programming for graduate students in the field of optics and photonics.

  •  OFC/NFOEC Announces Name Change to OFC
    OFC/NFOEC Announces Name Change to OFC
    24 June 2013
    The organizers of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC), the largest and most comprehensive international event for both the science and business of optical networking and communications, today announced an official name change for the event. Effective immediately, the conference and exhibition will be known as OFC.

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