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Uniting the Southern California Optics Community

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The Optical Society of Southern California is a local section of the Optical Society founded in 1951 to increase and disseminate the knowledge of optics and closely allied sciences. The Society meets monthly from October through June and also organizes regular family-friendly outreach events.  Those who support our goals are invited to apply for membership.

We value your membership and appreciate your support!

Professional Education


 
Four On-Line Courses Open for Enrollment
Courses Begin January 12, 2015

  
These courses are part of the Certificate Programs in:
OSSC Members receive a 15% discount

 
  

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
Norma Adachi
Kari Apter
Thomas Baer
Sam Banerjea
Arnold Bargen
Magnus Bengtsson
Yu Bibby
Edward Bragg
James Carter
Lin Chaochen
Car Coursen
Serge Cutillas
Rupsa Datta
Kristen Deignan
Justin Francis
Ryan Hashi
Bryn Horst
Chulho Hyun
Marin Iliev
Ilya Koshkin
Janelle Krebsbach
Robert Lieberman
Janeth Manjarrez
Igor Mariyenko
Larry Myers
Guillermo Olarte
Patrick O'Neal
Derrick Ortiz
Jake Reynolds
Kevin Romero
Lawrence Scherr
Gary Spiegel
Bruce Tromberg
Jose Wences
Weian Zhang
Xiaomin Zhang

Corporate Members
Kirk Okimoto, The Pilot Group - Engineering
Gary Bordenkircher, Product Design Labs
Linda Klicker, Rocky Mountain Instrument Co
Charlie Metzger, Ross Optical

Website Sponsors
Vahan Senekerimyan, FindLight
Charles Gaugh, Optic Systems Group
Kim Abair, Photonics Media

We value your membership and appreciate your support!



Next OSSC Meeting
14 January 2015


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




6pm:
Reception, Networking
7pm: Dinner
8pm: Presentation
 
Dinner: $35 ($40 after Jan. 7)
Student Members: FREE ($10 after Jan. 7)

Presentation without dinner is FREE
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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


Presentations are available for members to download

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Professional Education



Fiber Optics Technology Today
Free Webinar Event: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
RSVP Here
These courses are part of the Certificate Programs in:
Optical Engineering and Optical Instrument Design
OSSC Members receive a 15% discount for these courses.

Internship at Precision Optical


Saddleback College student Dror Sapir shares his internship experience in an article he wrote for Network Kinection, an organization dedicated to fostering internship opportunities for college and university students.

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Sapir's internship is with OSSC Corporate MemberPrecision Optical through the Orange County

Recent OSSC Meeting


Dec. 10, 2014 
 
Annual Corporate Member
Appreciation Meeting
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

Recent OSSC Meeting


Dec. 10, 2014 
 
Annual Corporate Member
Appreciation Meeting
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

Recent OSSC Meeting


Dec. 10, 2014 
 
Annual Corporate Member
Appreciation Meeting
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