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Informal optics education and outreach programs in Southern California
Author(s): Donn M. Silberman; Robert Cartland; Brian Monacelli; Desire Whitmore

Paper Abstract

Over the past decade, Southern California has seen informal optics education and outreach programs grow substantially, mainly due to efforts from members of the Optical Society of Southern California (OSSC) and more recently the Optical Society of America, UC Irvine, Student Chapter. Also, the Optics Institute of Southern California (OISC) has served as a focal point for many of these programs, as an independent organization working closely with society members and other partners. This paper provides an update of these programs, including a new OSSC website that provides a new platform for significantly expanding the member participation efforts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7783, Optics Education and Outreach, 77830J (31 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.860062
Show Author Affiliations
Donn M. Silberman, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. (United States)
Robert Cartland, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems (United States)
Brian Monacelli, The Optical Sciences Co. (United States)
Desire Whitmore, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7783:
Optics Education and Outreach
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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