OSA Foundation, ICO donation partnership to support optics education

Washington, DC--A new sponsorship agreement between The OSA Foundation (OSAF; www.osa-foundation.org) and the International Commission for Optics (ICO; www.ico-optics.org) aims to support optics education. The agreement will allow charitable donations made to the OSA Foundation to be earmarked for ICO outreach activities. Under the agreement, donations that are designated to the OSAF's "International Programming Fund" will support international education, professional development, and recognition programs currently conducted through a grant to the ICO.

"OSA Foundation and ICO activities share a common vision and purpose--to increase optics education throughout the world," said OSA Foundation chair G. Michael Morris. "This new partnership will provide a worthwhile option to our donors and we look forward to seeing what will be accomplished as a result of the agreement."

The ICO, established in 1947, is an international organization designed to support the progress and diffusion of knowledge in the field of optics. It is an Affiliated Commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), and a Scientific Associate of the International Council for Science (ICSU). ICO activities include hosting a number of international topical meetings, a traveling lecturer program and publishing a series of books titled Trends in Optics.

Through this fiscal sponsorship agreement, the OSAF will support the following ICO programs: (1) Travel grants for students and scientists from underdeveloped countries to attend technical meetings and conferences including: Optics Within the Life Sciences, Information Photonics, ETOP, ICO Bureau meetings, and Optics and Lasers in Science and Technology for Sustainable Development; and (2) Traveling Lecturer grants to enable senior scientists and engineers to give lectures on topics in optics and photonics.

The OSA Foundation, created in 2002, is dedicated to supporting programs that advance youth science education, provide optics education and resources to underserved populations, and provide career and professional development resources. Contributions to the Foundation, a tax-exempt organization, are deductible as provided by law. All donors receive special recognition and acknowledgements, unless they request to be anonymous. Donations to the OSA Foundation are matched dollar-for-dollar by the Optical Society.

SOURCE: OSA Foundation; www.osa.org/About_Osa/Newsroom/News_Releases/Releases/05.2011/OSAFandICODonationPartnership.aspx


Posted by: Gail Overton 

Subscribe now to Laser Focus World magazine; It’s free! 

Follow us on Twitter

Follow OptoIQ on your iPhone. Download the free App here



Get All the Laser Focus World News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to Laser Focus World Magazine or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Most Popular Articles

Webcasts

In-Situ Infrared Sensing using Calibration-Free Scanned-WMS Laser Absorption Spectroscopy

This presentation will discuss the range of sensing capabilities offered by scanned-WMS in the near- and mid-infrared and provide several examples of impleme...

Mid-infrared lasers in remote chemical sensing – from stand-off detection to atmospheric sounding

In this webcast, Gerard Wysocki of MIRTHE will discuss the unique remote-sensing capabilities enabled by modern mid-infrared (mid-IR) lasers and novel spectr...

Femtosecond Lasers – Getting the Photons to the Work Area

Ultrashort-pulse lasers, both picosecond and femtosecond, are now available from a large number of manufacturers, with new players entering the field at a ra...

Ray Optics Simulations with COMSOL Multiphysics

The Ray Optics Module can be used to simulate electromagnetic wave propagation when the wavelength is much smaller than the smallest geometric entity in the ...

Multichannel Spectroscopy: Technology and Applications

This webcast, sponsored by Hamamatsu, highlights some of the photonic technology used in spectroscopy, and the resulting applications.

Handheld Spectrometers

Spectroscopy is a powerful and versatile tool that traditionally often required a large and bulky instrument. The combination of compact optics and modern pa...
White Papers

Tamarisk® Custom Lens Calibration

Though the Tamarisk product line is optimally designed to suit a variety of end-uses, DRS has dev...

NIST Traceable Spectral Responsivity Calibration of Photodiode Detectors

All Newport optical detectors are recommended for a 12 month recalibration interval. Newport main...

Accurate LED Source Modeling Using TracePro

Modern optical modeling programs allow product design engineers to create, analyze, and optimize ...
Technical Digests

Fiber for Fiber Lasers

The development of higher-power and higher-energy fiber lasers has benefited from many advances i...

SCANNERS FOR MATERIALS PROCESSING: Serving demanding applications

Galvanometer-based scanners are an essential component in laser-based materials-processing system...

Click here to have your products listed in the Laser Focus World Buyers Guide.

PRESS RELEASES

SCHOTT and Applied Microarrays Establish Distribution Partnership for NEXTERION® Products

01/22/2013 SCHOTT and Applied Microarrays, Inc. have established a partnership for the distribution of SCHOT...

SCHOTT North America and Space Photonics, Inc. Sign Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Covert Communications Technology

01/22/2013 WASHINGTON, D.C.—October 18, 2012—Space Photonics Inc. and SCHOTT North America, Inc. today annou...
Social Activity
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Copyright © 2007-2014. PennWell Corporation, Tulsa, OK. All Rights Reserved. PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS