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National Photonics Initiative Year of Light 2015

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Uniting the Southern California Optics Community


The Optical Society of Southern California is a local section of the Optical Society (OSA) founded in 1951 to increase and disseminate knowledge of optics and allied sciences.  The Society meets monthly from October through June and also organizes regular family-friendly outreach events.  Most of our meetings and events are open to the public. Please join us and bring your friends.

Those who support our goals are invited to apply for either Individual or Corporate Membership.

Recent Outreach Event:
24 January 2015

Astounding Inventions at IVC
January 24, 9 am to 2 pm
The OSSC &  OISC participated
 once again in this annual STEM education outreach event.
Many family and friends joined in the fun.
Special thanks to our volunteers:
Brian Monacelli, Bo Wang, Denise Ullery,
Edwin Lai, Donn Silberman, Scott Rowe
Anthony Reyes, Brian Sajor, Thesalie Dumlao, 
Vivian Dong, Betty Hu, Maria Sam, Valerie Luong

SCOPE Founders Meeting


December 19, 2014.  OSSC Fellow and Corporate Member Liaison, Donn Silberman, organized an on-line meeting to consider SCOPE formation... read more...

National & Global News

National Photonics Initiative   International year of light 2015

Read about the National Photonics Initiative and the International Year of Light 2015 on our National & Global News page.

Welcome New OSSC Members

Individual Members
Jason Arcand
Magnus Bengtsson
James Carter
Raino Ceccarelli
Carl Coursen
Eugene Cross
Serge Cutillas
Kristen Deignan
Justin Francis
Michael Gordon
Marin Iliev
ILya Koshkinv
Janeth Manjarrez
Roger McWilliams
Cole Meyers
Guillermo Olarte
Jake Reynolds
Kevin Romero
Furkan Sahin
Amer Saleemi
Taylor Sorensen
David Stork
Dmitry Voloschenko
Jose Wences
Brian Yoder
Anastasia Zamora
Weihan Zhang
Xiaomin Zhang
Ali Ziaee
Corporate Members

Website Sponsors
Kim Abair, Photonics Media
Charlie Metzger, Ross Optical Industries

We value your membership and appreciate your support!

Recent OSSC Meeting:
14 January 2015

Lensless ultra-miniature
computational sensors and imagers:
Using computing to do the work of optics

Recent OSSC Meeting:
10 December 2014

Growing the Optics Community in
Southern California
Pathways from education to Corporate Success

OSSC Panel Discussion
    Brian Monacelli       Nick Lambert       Arnie Bazensky  
Irvine Valley College   Precision Optical       Schott Glass

Janeth Brenna
Janeth Manjarrez         Brenna Norris
                     Vital Link OC          Irvine Valley College

Irvine Valley College
Advanced Technology & Education Park

Last update:  January 20, 2015