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U.S. initiatives for improving the quality of life using optics (Abstract only)
Author(s): Duncan T. Moore
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Paper Abstract

The United States has had incredible growth, which has had a direct impact on the quality of life for Americans, during the last decade. Much of this growth has been fueled by the investments that we have made in science and technology, and particularly in initiatives such as the one on nanotechnology and information technology. There is a belief in the U.S. that optics and photonics can have a direct baring on the quality of life, whether it be homeland security, life science instrumentation, or systems that can help the aging population. Further, the lack of science and math teachers in the K-12 education system has been identified as a barrier to continued economic growth. A second barrier may be the lack of sufficient numbers of technically trained workers. A comparsion between the U.S. and other countries will be made. (Abstract only available)

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.523632
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Duncan T. Moore, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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