Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Former Astronaut to Address WOSA
Sep 2002
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 16 -- Former astronaut Ellen Ochoa will be the featured speaker at a meeting hosted by Women in OSA (WOSA) during the 2002 Optical Society of America (OSA) Annual Meeting and Exhibit, to be held Sept. 29-Oct. 3 in Orlando, Fla. The WOSA meeting will take place Sept. 30 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Ochoa, a veteran of four space flights has logged over 978 hours in space. She was a mission specialist on flight STS-56 (1993), payload commander on STS-66 (1994) and a mission specialist and flight engineer on STS-96 (1999) and STS-110 (2002).

As a doctoral student at Stanford and later as a researcher at Sandia National Laboratories and NASA Ames Research Center, Ochoa investigated optical systems for performing information processing. She is a co-inventor on three patents for an optical inspection system, an optical object recognition method and a method for noise removal in images. As chief of the Intelligent Systems Technology Branch at Ames, she supervised 35 engineers and scientists in the research and development of computational systems for aerospace missions. Ochoa has presented numerous papers at technical conferences and in scientific journals.

All meeting attendees and exhibitors are invited to the WOSA event.

News & Features

Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2018 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA,

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.