OSA energy workshop
speakers, staff and students
at the OSA booth.
Workshops in Shanghai
OSA and OIDA collaborated with the
organizers of the “LASER World of
PHOTONICS CHINA” meeting to
host three workshops on 20-22 March
2012 in Shanghai.
An OSA energy photonics workshop was moderated by OSA 2010
President James C. Wyant, University of Arizona, U.S.A. It included
international leaders who discussed
photovoltaics, solid-state lighting and
optical components for the generation
of energy. In addition, the program
featured presentations examining the
impact of the world’s energy generation and consumption.
Wyant also led a publishing workshop attended by students and young
researchers, which was organized
jointly by OSA and its partner, Chinese Laser Press. Wyant’s presentation addressed why publishing is
important, how a scientific research
paper is organized, what happens during the submission process and peer
review, and how ethical guidelines help
ensure credibility. Attendees were very
engaged and asked questions about the
editorial process during the presentation and breaks.
Fred Leonberger, OIDA adviser
and board member and principal at
EOvation Advisors, LLC, U.S.A., led
an OIDA optical fiber communications workshop. ;e event focused on
current and future trends in optical
fiber communications networks, key
components and markets.
Paul Forman Award Recognizes
Starting in 2012, the Paul Forman Engineering Excellence Award will recognize
teams who have made major contributions
in optical engineering. It was named in
honor of Paul F. Forman, whose approach
admirably exemplified team achievements.
;e award celebrates product engineering, process and software development
and patent development; contributions
to engineering education, publication
and management; and furthering public
appreciation of optical engineering. ;e
nomination deadline is 2 July 2012.
;e 2012 award will be presented
during the FiO 2012 conference plenary
session in Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A., in
October. Learn more by clicking on
the Awards & Grants tab on osa.org, or
CREOL Celebrates Its
;e College of Optics and Photonics at
the University of Central Florida, U.S.A.
(CREOL) celebrated its 25th anniversary
on 15-16 March 2012. ;e symposium
featured exhibits, tours, a reception and
an awards banquet, as well as several
speakers from around the world. ;ese
included presentations by two Nobel
Prize-winning physicists and honorary OSA members, John Hall of JILA,
OSAF Annual Campaign
As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of
the OSA Foundation (OSAF), we ask
you to help us con-
tinue to support the
next generation of
science and business innovators. OSAF
has benefited thousands of students
around the world through scholarships,
travel grants, student competitions and
recognitions, guest lectures and career
We’ve made great progress, but students need our help every year. Please
Group shot of
Charles Townes with
Nobel Laureate Nico Bloembergen, OSA
CEO Liz Rogan and Eric Van Stryland.
U.S.A., and Nicolaas Bloembergen
of the University of Arizona, U.S.A.
OSA Fellow Bahaa Saleh, dean of the
college and director of CREOL, opened
the event and provided remarks on the
future of optics and photonics.
CREOL has grown considerably since
it was founded in 1986, and now has 25
faculty members and an OSA student
chapter. ;e event drew more than 300
people from the field, including Charles
Townes, who won the Nobel Prize in
1964 for his work on the development of
the laser, and OSA CEO Liz Rogan.
contribute to the Annual Campaign
so that we can build upon these much
needed e;orts. Your participation makes
a di;erence in the lives and careers of
the young people who will follow in
your footsteps and make the world a
better place through their knowledge
Every donation is matched 100 percent by OSA’s contributions to the OSAF
General Fund. OSA’s commitment to the
Foundation and its matching program
are here to stay, so your future gifts will
continue to make twice the di;erence.