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  • The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the approval of 162 senior members—the first class of OSA members to achieve this new distinction. Senior membership provides well-established individuals with the opportunity to request a designation that recognizes their experience and professional accomplishments or service within the field of optics and photonics.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) is recognizing U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) today as its 2010 Advocate of Optics. Rep. Giffords was chosen for this recognition for her work on H.R.3585, the Solar Technology Roadmap Act.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) today announced that it will host two energy meetings in Tucson: The Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, June 7-8, at the Westin La Paloma, and the Optical Interference Coatings Topical Meeting, June 6-11, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Both events will include a focus on technical breakthroughs in optics and photonics affecting the areas of alternative energy and the environment.

  • The Optical Society’s (OSA) website for youth education,, was recently awarded Silver Honors from the Parents’ Choice Foundation for the spring of 2010. The Parents' Choice Silver Honors are given to excellent products that are designed to entertain and help children develop universally ethical attitudes, and rigorous standards and skills.

  • Five members of the Optical Society (OSA) were elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in scientific research and engineering.

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