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  • The scholarship, which honors optics manufacturing pioneer Harvey Pollicove, is given to an outstanding student pursuing a degree in the field of precision optics manufacturing. Schwertz is currently working toward a master’s degree in optical sciences at the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences.


  • The 2010 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) – the world’s leading international conference for optical communications and networking professionals – will feature three premier optics and telecommunications industry leaders.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society are pleased to announce that Randy Giles, director of the optical subsystems and advanced photonics department at Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent, is the recipient of the 2010 John Tyndall Award.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) today announced it is launching a new peer-reviewed journal focusing on biomedical optics and photonics. Biomedical Optics Express will launch this fall with monthly issues, joining OSA’s portfolio of 12 peer-reviewed optics journals.


  • As 2009 drew to a close many OSA Corporate Members saw exciting uses for their breakthrough technologies emerge in the mainstream marketplace. From outer space to art museums, optics technology plays a key role in enabling applications in a variety of vital markets.

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