ERIC Number: ED211354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Report to the National Science Foundation on the Conference on Undergraduate Research Programs in Optical Physics Held at Southwestern College (Memphis, Tennessee, June 8-12, 1964). Final Technical Report.
Williams, V. Z.; Taylor, J. H.
In 1962 the Optical Society of America (OSA) established the Needs in Optics Committee for the purpose of increasing the national supply of personnel trained in optics. In order to carry out this program, the problem was broken down into six tasks, one of which was concerned with Undergraduate Research Programs. The Task IV group convened more than 80 individuals interested in research in Optical Physics at the undergraduate level. These conference representatives from numerous institutions were provided an opportunity to exchange information and to learn about recent developments in modern Optical Physics. They also provided information to Task IV about ways it could be of assistance to them. Recommendations of the Conference for programs in direct support of college research efforts include: (1) establishment of a communication between OSA and faculty members; (2) establishment of an "Optics Research Newsletter"; (3) development of an "Optical Handbook"; (4) production of a summary of information related to grants and contracts; (5) development of listings for summer employment; (6) dissemination of information about the present status of optics teaching; and (7) addition of an Education Officer to the Executive Office Staff. (Author)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Optical Society of America, Washington, DC.
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