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The International OSA Network of Students (IONSTM) will host the IONS-NA 6 Conference at the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE) in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico Sept. 3-4. The conference, organized by the Mexico OSA Student Chapter, will feature technical sessions and programming for graduate students in the field of optics and photonics.

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that the Automotive Precision Optical Metrology Team from Zygo Corporation is the winner of the 2013 Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award. The team is recognized for more than a decade of outstanding engineering work in developing custom optical metrology solutions for the automotive industry, enabling ever-higher precision engineering tolerances for improved emissions, reliability, and fuel efficiency.

The Optical Society (OSA) announced the winners of its new Enabled by Optics contest today. The program, which is comprised of two tracks — one for companies and the other for students, was designed to raise public awareness of the importance of optics and photonics technologies in furthering innovation and positively impacting society.

The Optical Society (OSA) today announced it has implemented a new service that enables easy reporting of funding sources for scholarly research articles published in its portfolio of peer-reviewed journals. The newly launched FundRef service from CrossRef enables authors to specify the funding agency that their research was supported by, which in turn allows the agencies to track adherence to their policies, research institutions to better document researcher productivity and publishers to analyze the sources of funding for their published content.

Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ) toured the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences and learned about the myriad technologies and job opportunities the science and application of light makes possible.


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