Edmund Optics announces finalists for its global grant program

Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ, USA) has announced the finalists for its 2012 higher education global grant program.

Edmund Optics announces finalists for its global grant program
Edmund Optics announces finalists for its global grant program

Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ, USA) has announced the finalists for its 2012 higher education global grant program.

The potential grant recipients were chosen from over 750 applications received globally from candidates representing 53 countries. This year, the higher education global grant program will be awarding over $80,000 in products to the winners plus an additional $5,000 awarded to the program that best embodies the legacy of Edmund Optics’ founder Norman Edmund.

The 45 finalists, representing 22 different countries, submitted applications ranging from non-invasive optical systems for cancer detection and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) techniques for macular degeneration to remote laser sensing of insects for malaria detection and optical probing of glacial ice for climatic analysis.

The task of selecting the winning grant recipients from the applicants lies ahead for Edmund Optics' global grant team. After securing more in-depth information about the programs, the team will select three award recipients for each region, the Americas, Asia and Europe respectively, based on two criteria, technical merit and the innovative use of optics in a lab or research setting.

The names of the winners will be posted on the company's web site on September 14, 2012. A list of the finalists has been posted here.

-- Dave Wilson, Senior Editor, Vision Systems Design

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