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SPIE Educator Award

The Educator Award is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to optics education by an SPIE instructor or an educator in the field. Honorarium $2,000.

Cristina Solano, Ctr de Investigaciones en Optica AC, Leon, Gto, Mexico is the 2014 Educator Award winner in recognition of her outstanding contributions in optics education and outreach; for valuable outreach activities for extending the knowledge of science, in general and in optics in particular for children and teenagers.

Previous Recipients of the SPIE Educator Award


2013 - Barry L. Shoop
2012 - Wei R. Chen
2011 - Active Learning in Optics & Photonics Team
2010 - Nicholas M. Massa
2009 - Fenna Hanes
2008 - Ajoy Ghatak
2007 - Valery Tuchin
2006 - James Palmer
2005 - Gallieno Denardo
2004 - James R. Janesick
2003 - Judith Donnelly