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EO Accepting Applications for Educational Awards

BARRINGTON, N.J., Feb. 28, 2014 — Edmund Optics (EO) is now accepting applications for its 2014 Educational Award, formerly the Higher Education Grant program.

The award combines EO’s regional grant programs, including the annual Higher Education Grant, into one global package. As with the former Higher Education Grant program, this award recognizes optics-related and cutting-edge research projects that will have an impact on future applications.

EO will distribute 45 awards this year to projects in the Americas, Europe and Asia, in the form of products for continuing research and development. Gold awards receive $10,000 in EO products, while silver winners receive $7,500 and bronze recipients gets $5,000. There will also be 12 matching awards given out, which will receive $500 in EO TechSpec products.

Winners are chosen based on technical merit as well as innovative use of optics in a research setting or lab.

Applicants must be from undergraduate or graduate programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at nonprofit colleges and universities. Applications are due by June 30.

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