The June 2017 OSSC Newsletter
is now available for download:
New OSSC 2017/2018
Board of Directors
Congratulations to OSSC's officers for 2017-2018!
President - Bo Wang
Vice President - Nicholas Croglio
Secretary - Norma Adachi
Treasurer - Matt Samson
Councilor - Greg Klotz
Councilor - Kevin Romero
Councilor - Harvey Spencer
Important positions on the OSSC Board remain unfilled. If you would like to assist, please contact Bo Wang.
UNESCO announces International Day of Light!
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced its intention to proclaim an annual International Day of Light at their meeting on November 2017. The first celebration will take place on 16 May 2018. Both OSA and SPIE support the event... read more.
International Year of Light 2015 Final Report is also available on the OSSC website.
Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design
Three (3) Fall courses begin in mid-Sept:
These courses are part of the Certificate Programs in:
15% discount for OSSC Members on courses
Required for a Certificate.
(Discount does NOT apply to the above two
Electives and Prerequisite Courses.)
Laser and Photonics Technology instructors lead hands-on, laboratory-driven classes, utilizing state-of-the-art industrial equipment, based on the industry-guided photonics curricula written by industry professionals. In addition to laboratory skills, students are offered one-on-one support and career advice, including résumé and LinkedIn profile building.
Upcoming OSSC Meeting
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
2020 Mars Rover Instrumentation
Mars2020 SHERLOC Instrument Team
Hosted by JPL
Abstract: The next Mars mission is scheduled to launch in 2020. This mission includes a roving platform with a suite of spectroscopic and imaging instruments that will be used to explore the surface and near subsurface of Mars with the expressed goal to search for potential biosignatures. One of the instruments, SHERLOC, is an arm-mounted deep UV fluorescence and Raman spectrometer that enables non-contact, spatially resolved, high sensitivity detection and characterization of organics and minerals. This talk will briefly discuss the overall mission, how the development of SHERLOC took shape, as well as present a view through the instrument on how we use this instrument to understand whether there are possible signatures of life on Mars.
Please Register by Sunday, 8 October, 2017
(Registration coming soon!)
Recent OSSC Meeting
Wednesday 14 June 2017
OSSC Annual Business Meeting and
What is it, how far can it go, and did my professors mislead me?
Recent OSA Ventura
Tuesday 12 September 2017
Biophotonics: an Evolving Technology in
Clinical Diagnostics and
Health Care Monitoring
Babak Shadgan MD, MSc, PhD
The new era in medical diagnostic techniques moves from bench to bedside at an extremely rapid rate. Among the state-of-the-art technologies, Biophotonics & Optics present novel applications in medical diagnostics, In his talk, Dr. Sadgan, a clinician and a biophotonics technology developer, will touch some novel applications of optical engineering in clinical diagnostics.