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OSA to Participate in Science Festival

Photonics.com
Apr 2012
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 — The Optical Society (OSA) will be a partner and exhibitor at the USA Science and Engineering Festival from April 28-29 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

OSA volunteers will perform education demonstrations in the Festival’s “Big Top Physics” tent, a joint project of OSA, the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Acoustical Society of America, the Society of Physics Students and the University of Maryland’s MRSEC program.

The all-ages festival will feature more than 3000 exhibitors, 33 author presentations, more than 100 stage shows and science celebrity appearances by Bill Nye the Science Guy, Mayim Bialik from The Big Bang Theory, and Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from MythBusters.

“The USA Science and Engineering Festival is an opportunity to experience the fun and excitement that comes with learning about technology and innovation for all ages,” said Elizabeth Rogan, OSA CEO. “This is an opportunity to contribute to an event where students, parents and educators can enjoy what science has to offer in ways that are both informative and engaging.”

For more information, visit: www.osa.org  


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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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