National Capital Section
of the Optical Society of America

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Sixth 2013-2014 meeting of the
National Capital Section of the Optical Society of America

At Marymount University
1000 North Glebe Road in Arlington Virginia
Saturday, March 30, 2014, 8 AM
Sunday, March 31, 2014, 2 PM
Joint meeting with IEEE/Photonics Society: Capital Science 2014 Conference


The March 2014 monthly meeting of the National Capital Section/Optical Society of America will be joint with the IEEE/Photonics Society and will be held as a part of the Washington Academy of Sciences sponsored “Capital Science 2014” Conference. This is the 6th joint participation of both societies in this biennial series of conferences that showcase science in the national capital area and offer an opportunity for scientists and technologists of varying disciplines to intermingle through plenary sessions, lunches, and a banquet and generally celebrate their involvement in their chosen professions.

This year’s Conference will be at Marymount University, 1000 North Glebe Road in Arlington Virginia (Near the Ballston stop on the Metro). Although our session will be only on Sat. March 30, the entire Capital Science 2014 conference will include Sunday March 31, with lunches both days and a Saturday evening banquet, all with featured guest speakers.

For additional details please consult the website at

Most importantly, you must register before midnight Mar. 16 to take advantage of the early registration discount.
Register at

The program begins at 8:00 AM on Saturday, March 30 and at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 31. We encourage all NCS/OSA and IEEE/Photonics members to reward by your attendance our efforts in arranging this conference. It should be as much fun and enjoyable as the previous 5 Capital Science Conferences.

For more Information CONTACT:
John Burris (301) 614-6031 or

Student Poster Session & April Meeting (2013-2014 #7) of the
National Capital Section of the Optical Society of America
at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Kim Engineering Building

Friday, April 4, 2014, 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The National Capital Section of the Optical Society of America is co-sponsoring a student poster session at the University of Maryland. Undergraduate and graduate students will display posters of work they have done and answer questions. Posters will be judged, and the author of the best will receive a $300. award.

The event will begin with a lecture by Dr. Matthew Reeves of Luna Innovations. The lecture by Dr. Reeves will begin at 2:30 PM in the PEPCO Room (Room 1130) of the Kim Building.

The posters will be displayed in the atrium of the Kim Building after the lecture. There will be refreshments for attendees,

A flyer for the poster session is attached to this email.

Kim Engineering Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2:30 PM - Lecture by Dr. Reeves
3:30-5:30 PM - Presentation of Posters
5:30-7:00 PM - Presentation of Posters and Social Mixer with refreshments and hors d'oeuvres
7:00 PM - Announcement of Winners

George Simonis
(301) 394-5754

Jim Heaney
(301) 286-9133

DIRECTIONS to the Kim Building, University of Maryland:
Take the Capital Beltway (Rt. 495) to College Part (Rt.1) exit 25. Go about two and a half miles south and turn right at the entrance to the University of Maryland campus onto Campus Drive. Once inside, take your first right. The Jeong H. Kim Building will be on your left just after crossing Stadium Drive. After 4 PM, the free XX1,XX2 and XX5 lots are available for visitors. Be careful not to park in an E, EE or T lot as they carry $75 fines for unauthorized use. Check the parking signs to be sure you are in the right parking lot. Pay parking is available in the Paint Branch Drive visitors’ pay parking lot ($3 per hour) on the left just beyond the Jeong H. Kim Building.

From Route One coming from the South, turn LEFT onto Campus Drive and merge onto the rightmost lane.
Make the first possible right, pass Stadium Drive, and the Jeong H. Kim Building will be on your left side.

For a campus map see
Note that there is plenty of free parking after 4:00 PM.

Poster_Competition_2014_V1 (pdf)

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