The Optical Society Announces 2017 Treasurer’s Award Recipient

6 September 2017

The Optical Society Announces 2017 Treasurer’s Award Recipient

Scott Dineen Recognized for Contributions to the Growth of OSA Publishing 

WASHINGTON — The Optical Society (OSA), the leading global professional association in optics and photonics, announced today that M. Scott Dineen, senior director of production and technology for OSA has been awarded the 2017 Treasurer’s Award. Dineen has been recognized for excellence in publishing technology and the development of new tools essential for maintaining and enhancing OSA’s publishing leadership. Dineen will be honored at the 2017 Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FIO + LS) Awards Banquet, held at the Washington Hilton, Washington, DC. 

​“For the past 20 years, Scott has been a vital part of ensuring that OSA’s in-house efforts are at the forefront of publishing technology,” said Elizabeth Rogan, CEO, The Optical Society. “With his insight and expertise, OSA Publishing is the largest peer-reviewed collection of optics and photonics information in the world.”

“It’s an honor to work for the type of organization that recognizes staff career accomplishment as part of its esteemed awards program. I’m extremely grateful to have been selected as the 2017 recipient of the OSA Treasurer’s Award,” said Dineen. “A sincere thanks to those who supported my nomination for this award, which I accept on behalf of the many staff and volunteers who define this culture of mutual respect and excellence that is The Optical Society.”
Candidates are nominated by OSA members and staff. The OSA Executive Team and the OSA Treasurer, George Bayz, comprise the review committee for this annual award.
Media Registration
A media room for credentialed media and analysts will be located on-site. Media interested in attending the event should register on the FiO + LS website: Media Center.

About FiO + LS
Frontiers in Optics is The Optical Society’s (OSA) Annual Meeting, which is held with Laser Science, a meeting sponsored by the American Physical Society’s Division of Laser Science (DLS). The two meetings unite the OSA and APS communities for five days of quality, leading-edge presentations, in-demand invited speakers and a variety of special events spanning a broad range of topics in optics and photonics—the science of light—across the disciplines of physics, biology and chemistry. The exhibit floor will feature prominent optics companies, technology products and programs. More information at:
About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit

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