In memory of Heather Williamson Messenger
This prize is awarded annually to recognize the best paper presented at Photonics West by a young researcher. Nominations close Dec. 27, 1999. For details visit: www.spie.org/web/meetings/programs/pw00/optoaward.html
The Young Investigator Award, given in memory of Heather Williamson Messenger, former Executive Editor of Laser Focus World, will be given annually for the best paper presented by a young researcher who has graduated within five years of the conference. The award consists of a cash prize and publication of the winning paper in Laser Focus World.
To qualify for the award, the researcher must be the principal author. A letter from the researcher nominating his or her paper for consideration and certifying that the qualifications for the award have been met should be submitted with the final manuscript. This letter must be accompanied by a photocopy of the researcher's most recent diploma and five (5) copies of the manuscript. For review purposes, all materials must be received at SPIE by the manuscript due date of 27 December 1999.