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In a unique program designed to help organizations build stronger relationships with OSA’s Student Chapters, Coherent, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of lasers and laser-based solutions, is offering financial support to six Chapters in Brazil, China, and India. The sponsorship, part of the OSA Foundation’s (OSAF) “Adopt a Student Chapter Program,” will also allow Student Chapter members to build relationships with professional staff at Coherent, Inc.

The OSA Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its first-ever Photo and Video Contest, which celebrated the achievements of OSA Foundation-supported educational outreach programs and activities across the globe.

Elizabeth Rogan, CEO of the Optical Society (OSA) today issued the following statement regarding the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan: "The OSA Board and staff have been watching the news of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan with great concern and sorrow these past few days.

The OSA Foundation and Corning Incorporated are pleased to announce Liang Du of Monash University in Australia as the 2011 Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition winner.

In the latest twist on optical knots, New York University (NYU) physicists have discovered a new method to create extended and knotted optical traps in three dimensions.

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