22 October 2018 Front Matter: Volume 10741
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Numbers in the index correspond to the last two digits of the seven-digit citation identifier (CID) article numbering system used in Proceedings of SPIE. The first five digits reflect the volume number. Base 36 numbering is employed for the last two digits and indicates the order of articles within the volume. Numbers start with 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 0A, 0B…0Z, followed by 10-1Z, 20-2Z, etc.

Allain, Guillaume, 0A

Ammar, A., 0F

Anselmi, Francesca, 0K

April, Alexandre, 0C

Armendariz, Raul, 0H

Baktash, Neda, 0B

Bannerman, Rex H. S., 0D, 0M

Ben Lakhdara, Zohra, 0F

Berry, Sam, 0D

Blanks, Gabriel, 0G

Boudreau, Geneviève, 0C

Brennförder, Janine, 04

Bunch, Robert M., 02

Calvo, María L., 09

Camacho Rosales, Angeles L., 0B

Cheung, Tak, 0H

Clarke, Dean T., 0B

Côté, Alex, 0A

Dallaire, Xavier, 0A

Dehipawala, Sunil, 0H

Dhaouadi, Z., 0F

Donahue, Debbie, 0G

Donko, Andrei L., 0B

Donnelly, Judith F., 08

Donnelly, Matthew J., 08

Duval, Simon, 0A

Engelbrecht, A., 0O

Farley III, Carlton, 06

Finan, Emily, 0Y

Forschner, Stefan, 0G

Frayssinous, Clément, 0A

Fütterer, G., 0O

Gates, James C., 0D, 0M

Gatkine, Pradip R., 0S

Gauthier, Jean-Christophe, 0A

Ghalila, H., 0F

Gouin, Samuel, 0A

Gow, Paul C., 0D, 0M

Grabska, Katarzyna, 0B

Grier, Zoe, 0K

Guérard, Marc-André, 0C

Hahlweg, Cornelius, 04

Hennig, Amee, 0Y

Jobin, Frédéric, 0A

Joenathan, Charles, 02

Kassu, Aschalew, 06

Kenyatta, Naomi, 0K

Killinger, S., 0O

Krais, W., 0O

Lahmar, S., 0F

Lakshminarayanan, V., 0F

Landry, Jérôme, 0C

Lieberman, David, 0H

López, Charvel, 07

Lopez-Mago, Dorilian, 0T

Magnan, Sébastien, 0A

Majdi, Y., 0F

Mao, Davin, 0J

Mathis, Hillary, 0Y

Mennea, Paolo L., 0D, 0M

Michaud-Belleau, Vincent, 0A

Mills, Jonathan, 06

Monacelli, Brian, 0G

Moreno, Ignacio, 09

Nofziger, Mike, 0Y

Nunn, Joshua, 0M

Odame, Sharlene Agyei, 0K

Park, Joseph M., 08

Plimmer, Barton T., 0J

Posner, Matthew T., 0B, 0D, 0M

Poulin-Girard, Anne-Sophie, 0C

Prentice, Jake J., 0B

Rilling, Madison, 0A

Rivera-Ortega, U., 0P

Rojas-Santana, Jorge Arturo, 0T

Romanova, Galina E., 0R

Ruffin, Paul, 06

Sala, Anca L., 05

Sánchez-Guerrero, Guillermo E., 0N, 0Q

Sanders, Joshua, 0K

Sharma, Anup, 06

Shekoyan, Vazgen, 0H

Siahmakoun, Azad, 03

Silberman, Donn M., 0G

Smith, Devin H., 0D

Smith, Peter G. R., 0D, 0M

Soddu, Maria Francesca, 0K

Solano, Cristina, 07

Spencer, Mark F., 0J

Sperl, A., 0O

Stirling, Callum J., 0B

Sullivan, Regina, 0H

Thériault, Gabrielle, 0C

Thornton, Douglas E., 0J

Tremberger, George, 0H

Veillette, Audrey, 0C

Viera-González, Perla Marlene, 0N, 0Q

Voznesenskaya, Anna., 0R

Warner, Elizabeth, 0S

Werni, M., 0O

Whitmore, Desiré, 0G

Wright, Latasha, 0K

Yzuel, María J., 09

Zghal, M., 0F

Zimerman, Gregorio, 0S

Conference Committee

Conference Chair

  • G. Groot Gregory, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)

Conference Program Committee

  • Valdis Blūms, Griffith University (Australia)

  • Robert M. Bunch, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)

  • Anna Consortini, Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)

  • Barbara A. Darnell, ScinTech (United States)

  • Judith Donnelly, Problem Based Learning Projects (United States)

  • Khaled J. Habib, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (Kuwait)

  • Nicholas Kochan, University of Rochester (United States)

  • Brian Monacelli, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States) and Irvine Valley College (United States)

  • Joseph J. Niemela, The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (Italy)

  • Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard, Université Laval (Canada)

  • Paul B. Ruffin, Alabama A&M University (United States)

  • Donn M. Silberman, Starrett Kinemetric Engineering, Inc. (United States)

  • Corrie J. Smeaton, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (United States)

  • Cristina Solano, Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)

  • Perla Marlene Viera-González, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)

  • Desiré Whitmore, Irvine Valley College (United States)

  • María J. Yzuel, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

  • Mourad Zghal, University of Carthage (Tunisia)

Session Chairs

  • 1 Formal Education

    Paul B. Ruffin, Alabama A&M University (United States)

  • 2 International Day of Light

    Perla Marlene Viera-González, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)

  • 3 Education Hands On

    Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard, Université Laval (Canada)

  • 4 Outreach Programs

    Cristina Elizabeth Solano, Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)


This year, in San Diego, California, we held the fifth conference on Optics Education and Outreach. This conference reported on activities from sharing the wonders of science and optics to the formal processes used to educate the next generation of scientists and engineers.

The conference was well attended and included four oral sessions and one poster session. Audience participation led to the sharing of new ideas with the speakers and attendees. The oral sessions were titled: Formal Education, International Day of Light, Education Hands On, and Outreach Programs. These sessions were also held during the 2016 Optics + Photonics meeting.

The first session reported on formal optics programs from undergraduates at Rose-Hulman, to job focused programs and to educating primary school teachers and children. One program from the bbw Hochschule in Berlin described a shared program for job training students entering company positions, including the challenges of alternating between 3 months in class and 3 months on the job. Saint Bernard School in the state of Connecticut described how optics can be employed to bring Math into context. And we learned how optical experts are helping teachers in Mexico overcome deficiencies in how textbooks present optical phenomenon. Outreach to the public was a common tool used for education and recruitment.

Programs celebrating light on the first International Day of Light were shared in the second session. Efforts in Spain, Great Britain and Canada comprised the submissions. Spain’s Light Painting and a display in front of Canada’s Parliament were examples of public engagement at all levels of the community.

The Education Hands On session described experiences from several groups bringing optical sciences to new communities. Irvine Valley College gives students hands on experiences building lasers learning patience and perseverance, especially the first-time students attempt alignment. We also learned ways to show basic optics from the double slit to quantum optics.

Outreach Programs rounded out the oral conference, although outreach was common in all sessions and the posters. This year’s outreach session was driven by students working closely in their communities. The University of Exeter, winner of the 2017 SPIE Outreach Games, was invited to share their programs. It was a pleasure to also see how many groups are learning from previous reports. Several presenters had seen past activities, built upon the ideas and added new improvements shared at the conference.

My thanks go to those who helped make this conference a success, especially the authors, audience, SPIE staff, and program committee. The authors share the credit for making this conference an unqualified success. The audience built upon this success by being active and asking engaging questions. SPIE staff ensured that everything ran smoothly before, during, and after the meeting. The program committee provided excellent assistance to ensure the quality of the content while also presiding over a number of the sessions. It was composed of Valdis Blūms, Robert Bunch, Anna Consortini, Barbara A. Darnell, Judith Donnelly, Khaled J. Habib, Nicholas Kochan, Brian Monacelli, Joseph J. Niemela, Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard, Paul Ruffin, Donn M. Silberman, Corrie Smeaton, Cristina Solano, Perla M. Viera-González, Desiré Whitmore, Maria Josefa Yzuel and Mourad Zghal.

The conference will return in two years. If you would like to assist with the 2020 or later conference, please contact me. We look forward to seeing you in 2020!

G. Groot Gregory

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"Front Matter: Volume 10741", Proc. SPIE 10741, Optics Education and Outreach V, 1074101 (22 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2515612; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2515612

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