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Maryland OSA Student Chapter Awarded Activity Grant

Maryland OSA Student Chapter Awarded Activity Grant

The Optical Society of America (OSA) has announced that the University of Maryland OSA Student Chapter was awarded 2008 Activity Grants in support of a student journal of optics research (LUMOS) and an awards banquet.

OSA Student Chapters provide guest lecturer programs, leadership training and year-round networking opportunities for students with an interest in optics and photonics. OSA supports these activities through grants, awards and a student member rebate program.

“Building a strong network of OSA Student Chapters around the globe is one of OSA’s highest priorities,” said Rod Alferness, 2008 OSA President.

To learn more about the University of Maryland OSA Student Chapter, please contact Danny Rogers at or via phone at (703) 244-8820, or visit the website at If you are interested in more information about OSA’s Student Chapter grant programs and volunteer opportunities, visit or contact KiKi L’Italien via phone: (202) 416-1432 or via email at

About the UM OSA Student Chapter

The UM SPIE/OSA Student Chapter is an officially recognized student chapter of both the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) and the Optical Society of America. Its mission is to promote the fields of optics and photonics and to further the professional careers of students through seminars, networking activities and community outreach. The chapter is an official student organization at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

About OSA

Uniting more than 70,000 professionals from 134 countries, the Optical Society of America (OSA) brings together the global optics community through its programs and initiatives. Since 1916 OSA has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing educational resources to the scientists, engineers and business leaders who work in the field by promoting the science of light and the advanced technologies made possible by optics and photonics. OSA publications, events, technical groups and programs foster optics knowledge and scientific collaboration among all those with an interest in optics and photonics. For more information, visit

April 23, 2008

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