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  • The OSA Foundation today announced the establishment of the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition. The new competition honors University of Rochester Professor Emil Wolf’s many contributions to science and the Optical Society (OSA). Awards will be given annually in recognition of innovation and research excellence to students presenting their work during OSA’s Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO).

  • Several student researchers as well as four Optical Society (OSA) Student Chapters and Local Sections received awards this week at Frontiers in Optics (FiO), OSA’s Annual Meeting taking place in Rochester, N.Y.

  • From fiber suppliers to laser manufacturers, OSA Corporate Member companies are making news with corporate announcements and accolades. This edition of Industry Newsmakers includes news from LightCounting, New Scale, TeraXion and more.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) is honoring three local Rochester scientists at its Frontiers in Optics (FiO) Annual Meeting next week in Rochester, N.Y. OptiPro Systems President Michael Bechtold, Wilson Professor of Optical Physics at the University of Rochester Emil Wolf and University of Rochester student Katie Hasman will receive awards for their contributions to the field of optics, the science of light.

  • The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce Katie Hasman as the winner of the first annual Harvey M. Pollicove Memorial Scholarship. 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.

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