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June 2019

Spreading the Joy of Active Learning about Light and Color with Teachers in Mexico

The Inter-American Teacher Education Network (ITEN) is an initiative that responds to a mandate from the Ministers of Education of the Organization of American States, and is managed by the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment. ITEN aims to contribute to the improvement of quality and equality of education in the Americas by promoting the exchange of knowledge, capacity...

Added: 20 Jun 2019


The 15th International Gathering of Optics and Photonics Educators: ETOP2019

Since 1988, educators from around the world have met every two years at the international ETOP (Education and Training in Optics and Photonics) conference to share and learn best practices for teaching optics and photonics . This year’s ETOP, hosted by Université Laval and the Centre d’Optique, Photonique et Laser in Québec City, Québec, Canada, was attended by over 175 educators...

Added: 19 Jun 2019


The Future of Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Optical Applications

On June 12 2019, The Optical Society hosted more than two hundred scientists for the additive manufacturing session of the Design and Fabrication congress. The future of additive manufacturing technologies for optical applications was discussed through a series of questions asked to a panel of optical manufacturers.

Added: 19 Jun 2019


GDPR: One Year Later

On 25 May 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. Through this path-breaking legislation, the EU sought to add a layer of privacy and data protection to a wide range of internet users. And OSA—along with a wide range of other organizations—faced a scramble to meet the demands of the sweeping new GDPR rules.So how has the effort...

Added: 13 Jun 2019


Challenges of Big Telescope Mirrors Draws a Crowd at OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress

It was standing room only at a session on large optics manufacturing and testing during the OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress held 10-12 June 2019 at OSA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Added: 11 Jun 2019


OIDA Industry Profile - ALPAO

OIDA member ALPAO, based in Montbonnot, France, manufactures adaptive optics components and systems. OSA talks with ALPAO General Manager, Vincent Hardy, about his career and ALPAO’s work in adaptive optics.

Added: 10 Jun 2019


Effective Presentations

For anyone at any career stage who wants to improve their presentation skills, some tips and suggestions for crafting an effective presentation. Presentations are not just great opportunities to explain your results to a broader community, but also moments for you to get in touch again with the big picture of your scientific work

Added: 07 Jun 2019