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  • OSA Foundation Receives $250,000 Donation from IPG Photonics for Siegman International School on Lasers
    OSA Foundation Receives $250,000 Donation from IPG Photonics for Siegman International School on Lasers
    23 May 2013
    The OSA Foundation has received a $250,000 donation from IPG Photonics (IPG) for the Siegman International School on Lasers Endowment. The gift provided by IPG will help permanently establish the program, modeled after the summer school program that first took place in 2011 at the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP). The donation will go toward providing world-class lecturers, important student travel grants and achievement awards as well as other general programming costs. In recognition of this significant contribution, IPG has been named co-founder of the school.

  • OSA Student Members Gather in Ottawa for IONS-NA 5 Conference on Optics
    OSA Student Members Gather in Ottawa for IONS-NA 5 Conference on Optics
    21 May 2013
    The International OSA Network of Students (IONSTM) will host the IONS-NA 5 conference—the first in Canada—at the University of Ottawa May 31 – June 2. The conference, organized by the Ottawa-Carleton OSA Student Chapter, will feature technical sessions and programming for graduate students in the field of optics and photonics. The Optical Society (OSA) sponsors the event.

  • Science Groups Launch National Photonics Initiative in an Effort to Advance the Field of Optics and Photonics
    Science Groups Launch National Photonics Initiative in an Effort to Advance the Field of Optics and Photonics
    21 May 2013
    Webinar to detail white paper recommendations for US funding and investment in photonics

  • OIDA Releases 2013 Data Center Workshop Report
    OIDA Releases 2013 Data Center Workshop Report
    13 May 2013
    The Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) today announced the release of a new report titled “Future Needs of ‘Scale-Out’ Data Centers: An OIDA Workshop for Stakeholders,” summarizing the output of a workshop co-hosted by OIDA, The Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN), and the U.S. National Science Foundation.

  • OSA, SPIE and MRS announce 2013-2014 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows
    OSA, SPIE and MRS announce 2013-2014 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows
    07 May 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA); SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics; and the Materials Research Society (MRS) are pleased to announce their 2013-2014 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows.

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