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Patricia Bath Recognized as First Person to Invent Laser Cataract Surgery
Published on: 10/12/2017
OSSC Member Patricia Bath was the first female African-American doctor to patent a medical device, the Laserphaco Probe, in 1988, pioneering work that facilitated the development of laser cataract surgery.
Letter from the Editor
Published on: 9/22/2017
Dear Reader,
We have a new team this year. Former OSSC Editor Scott Rowe has allowed me to take this task and responsibility. I want to thank Scott Rowe and the Editors before me who also supported the OSSC. My name is Patrick E. Murphy. I have been a student member of the OSSC and an individual member of this society for many years. I am supporting the growth and plans the new officers have discussed recently.
Bo Wang is currently working with our members and Officers to protect the society, its members and our future.
If you want to talk to the society about STEM education, Technician Apprenticeships, IVC ATEP, High Technology manufacturing processes, or UCI Extension classes email me, check the website or register and come to our meetings. Hope to see you all soon at an event or meeting.

I currently work as an Opto-Mechanical/ Fiber Optic Technician supporting the efforts of Caltech Optical Observatories, JPL, and Palomar Observatories.
Northrop Grumman & USC Establish Research Institute to Develop Advance
Published on: 4/28/2016
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering have teamed up to establish a new home for advanced research in optical materials and nanophotonic devices.
First Detection of Gravitational Waves Amazes the World
Published on: 3/13/2016
The 13 April OSSC meeting featured a detailed presentation by Professor Josh Smith, of LIGO and CSUF, on LIGO's discovery and the optical technologies employed in the detection of gravitational waves.
Upcoming Events: Industry Neuroscience Group meeting and Congressional Visits Day
Published on: 2/11/2016
The National Photonics Initiative will two events in early 2016. February 14: NPI's Photonics Industry Neuroscience Group will host a discussion and networking reception in San Francisco. April 12-13: Members of the photonics community are invited to participate in Congressional Visits Day (CVD) on Capitol Hill. Your participation is welcome at both events.
Darrell E. Burch
Published on: 1/20/2015
Former OSSC Member Darrell E. Burch passed away on 12 January 2015.
Donn Silberman Leads Effort to Create SCOPE
Published on: 12/21/2014
An on-line meeting was organized by OSSC Fellow Donn Silberman to discuss the creation of a Southern California Optics and Photonics Cluster.

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Updated: 4 September 2020
Added 8 September VOSA Meeting