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Uniting the Southern California Optics Community

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The Optical Society of Southern California is a local section of the Optical Society founded in 1951 to increase and disseminate the knowledge of optics and closely allied sciences. The Society meets monthly from October through June and also organizes regular family-friendly outreach events.  Those who support our goals are invited to apply for membership.

We value your membership and appreciate your support!

Professional Education


Four On-Line Courses Open for Enrollment
Courses Begin January 12, 2015
 
These courses are part of the Certificate Programs in:
Optical Engineering and Optical Instrument Design
OSSC Members receive a 15% discount for these courses.
 
 
 

SCOPE Founders Meeting

        
 Friday December 19th

11:45 am to 1:00 pm


 
 
IPlease review information about Photonics Clusters at SPIE Clusters and one very good example is the Florida Photonics Cluster
 

OSSC Member News


Saddleback College student Dror Sapir shares his internship experience in an article he wrote for Network Kinection, an organization dedicated to fostering internship opportunities for college and university students.

Dror PO
Sapir's internship is with OSSC Corporate Member Precision Optical through the Orange County
Bridge [2] Engineering Program.
To read more click here

Welcome New OSSC Members

 
Individual Members
Norma Adachi
Kari Apter
Thomas Baer
Sam Banerjea
Arnold Bargen
Magnus Bengtsson
Yu Bibby
Edward Bragg
James Carter
Lin Chaochen
Car Coursen
Serge Cutillas
Rupsa Datta
Kristen Deignan
Justin Francis
Ryan Hashi
Bryn Horst
Chulho Hyun
Marin Iliev
Ilya Koshkin
Janelle Krebsbach
Robert Lieberman
Janeth Manjarrez
Igor Mariyenko
Larry Myers
Guillermo Olarte
Patrick O'Neal
Derrick Ortiz
Jake Reynolds
Kevin Romero
Lawrence Scherr
Gary Spiegel
Bruce Tromberg
Jose Wences
Weian Zhang
Xiaomin Zhang

Corporate Members
Kirk Okimoto, The Pilot Group - Engineering
Gary Bordenkircher, Product Design Labs
Linda Klicker, Rocky Mountain Instrument Co
Charlie Metzger, Ross Optical

Website Sponsors
Vahan Senekerimyan, FindLight
Charles Gaugh, Optic Systems Group
Kim Abair, Photonics Media

We value your membership and appreciate your support!

Member Directory


A digital copy of OSSC's 2013-2014 Membership Directory
(including a listing of Corporate Members)
is available for download to all current OSSC Members.
 
The Directory is in the Member's Only Folder:

Members must log-in to view and download this file.

Images Newsletter


The OSSC newsletter, Images, is published monthly from October through June.  Read about our next meeting and other events; discover more about our individual and corporate members; and learn about the history of the OSSC!


Click on the Focal Point logo below to visit the OSA's News from Local Sections and Student Chapters.

OSA Focal Point

Job Announcements


Several more jobs have been posted recently to the OSSC jobs board.  Some posts contain multiple positions.

Contact Denise Ullery, OSSC Jobs Board Coordinator

to submit Employment Opportunities.
Members may post after logging in.

See the latest Salary Survey for Jobs in the
Optics & Photonics Industries

Speakers Bureau


The OSSC has formed a Speakers Bureau, to create a roster of individuals interested in giving talks for student chapters, OSSC meetings, and similar events.  If you have something interesting to share with our local optics community, especially career-related topics of interest to students, please fill out the volunteer form (link below).
For more information, contact:
2014-2015 President Jack Latchinian




Upcoming OSSC Meeting:
January 14, 2015


Lensless ultra-miniature
computational sensors and imagers:
Using computing to do the work of optics




6pm:
Reception, Networking
7pm: Dinner
8pm: Presentation
 
Dinner: $35 ($40 after Jan. 7)
Student Members: FREE ($10 after Jan. 7)

Presentation without dinner is FREE
Share with Colleagues & Friends


Recent OSSC Meeting:
December 10, 2014


Growing the Optics Community in
Southern California
Pathways from education to Corporate Success

OSSC Panel Discussion
    Brian Monacelli       Nick Lambert       Arnie Bazensky  
Irvine Valley College   Precision Optical       Schott Glass

Janeth Brenna
Janeth Manjarrez         Brenna Norris

                     Vital Link OC          Irvine Valley College

Irvine Valley College
Advanced Technology & Education Park


Presentations are available for members to download

Download Meeting Announcement

Recent Outreach Events


Oct 21 2014Day of Photonics&
An annual event to increase public awareness of photonics.
READ MORE
Photonics for a Better world


Give a presentation to a service group, classroom, youth group, or peer group, using a ready-built slides.

Fundamentals and recent advances in micro and nanopositioning for
fast photonic process automation
Sr. Applications Engineer
Automated Photonics Packaging video clip/div>
Donn Silberman head shot

 
October 18, 2014

The
OISC, OSSC and UCI OSA / SPIEStudent Chapter volunteered.

Children and families of all ages enjoyed free, hands-on art and science activities at UC Irvine’s Family Day at the Beall.  



NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
of the NATIONAL ACADEMIES

Provided by: Prof. Alan Willner, USC


Professional Education



Fiber Optics Technology Today
Free Webinar Event: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
RSVP Here
These courses are part of the Certificate Programs in:
Optical Engineering and Optical Instrument Design
OSSC Members receive a 15% discount for these courses.

Internship at Precision Optical


Saddleback College student Dror Sapir shares his internship experience in an article he wrote for Network Kinection, an organization dedicated to fostering internship opportunities for college and university students.

Dror PO
Sapir's internship is with OSSC Corporate MemberPrecision Optical through the Orange County

Recent OSSC Meeting


Dec. 10, 2014 
 
Annual Corporate Member
Appreciation Meeting
Growing the Optics Community in
Southern California
Pathways from education to Corporate Success

OSSC Panel Discussion
Brian Monacelli              Nick Lambert              Arnie Bazensky  
Irvine Valley College   Precision Optical       Schott Glass

Janeth Brenna
    Janeth Manjarrez         Brenna Norris

                     Vital Link OC          Irvine Valley College

 
Irvine Valley College
Advanced Technology & Education Park

Recent OSSC Meeting


Dec. 10, 2014 
 
Annual Corporate Member
Appreciation Meeting
Growing the Optics Community in
Southern California
Pathways from education to Corporate Success

OSSC Panel Discussion
Brian Monacelli              Nick Lambert              Arnie Bazensky  
Irvine Valley College   Precision Optical       Schott Glass

Janeth Brenna
    Janeth Manjarrez         Brenna Norris

                     Vital Link OC          Irvine Valley College

 
Irvine Valley College
Advanced Technology & Education Park

Recent OSSC Meeting


Dec. 10, 2014 
 
Annual Corporate Member
Appreciation Meeting
Growing the Optics Community in
Southern California
Pathways from education to Corporate Success

OSSC Panel Discussion
Brian Monacelli              Nick Lambert              Arnie Bazensky  
Irvine Valley College   Precision Optical       Schott Glass

Janeth Brenna
    Janeth Manjarrez         Brenna Norris

                     Vital Link OC          Irvine Valley College

 
Irvine Valley College
Advanced Technology & Education Park
OptoBotics® is licensed to the OISC for use in its educational programs.
Most Recent Update:  December 13rth, 2014