The University of Southern California is hosting a free and open to the public “Lasers 4 Ladies” Day as part of the global International Year of Light
Saturday, October 10, 2015
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
(2 1/2 hour time slots)
University of Southern California
Our event is focused on showing and demonstrating - not just telling - why we love optics and photonics to middle and high school girls (5th - 12th grade). Hands-on activities on virtual reality, lasers, solar cells and optical fiber are planned. Given the hands-on nature, the number of students who can start at any given time is limited. Therefore, we are asking students (or their parents) to register in advance for specific time slots.
This event is sponsored and organized by the University of Southern California.
UC Irvine Optical Engineering
On-Line Courses for this fall
Courses begin 28 Sept. 2015
OSSC Members receive a 15% discount on courses Required for a Certificate.
(Discount does NOT apply to Electives and Prerequisite Courses.)
Class and Certification Programs Available
in Lasers and Photonics
For more information contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-282-2706
Help Sparky meet lots of kids
At our May OSSC Meeting it was announced that we are raising funds to help secure the donation of "Sparky" the robot to our outreach partners at Vital Link of Orange County. They provide Career Exploration programs to local schools. For the last year they have included our "What is Light?" hands-on exhibit.
Welcome New Members
We value your membership and appreciate your support
We invite all OSSC members and friends to join us on
14 October 2015
for a talk on
The Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment
Hal Walker Jr.
Co-Founder, A-Man Inc. STEM International Science Discovery and Learning Center
6:00 Social hour
$35 ($40 after Oct 11)
OSSC student members FREE ($10 after Oct 11)
Due to space limitations dinner seating is limited to 55 .
The dinner is now open to members and non-members alike. Each registrant may bring one guest.
Spots are filling up quickly so register today!
Presentation without meal is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required / Space is limited to 200.
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New York Consortium Selected As Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation
July 30, 2015
: The OSSC and the National Photonics Initiative (NPI) congratulates SUNY Polytechnic Institute and other members of the New York consortium on their selection as the country’s first Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI). Proposed as part of President Obama’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), the IP-IMI was established to bring government, industry and academia together to advance state-of-the-art photonics technology and better position the United States relative to global competition in this critical field.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute was joined by University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology and a regional cluster of photonics businesses to submit the proposal that was selected from among three finalists. The Department of Defense (DOD) has committed to investing $110 million in the IP-IMI. The other two finalists were University of Central Florida and University of Southern California... READ MORE