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SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and ICFO, the Barcelona-based Institute of Photonic Sciences, a center devoted to the development of research, post-graduate training, and knowledge and technology transfer in fields where optics and photonics play a decisive role, have established the SPIE@ICFO Chair for Diversity in Photonic Sciences.
A sum of $500,000 from SPIE is being matched by €500,000 from the existing ICFO endowment. The combined fund will support the appointment of a chair at ICFO whose task will be to leverage the center’s activities to further enhance its promotion of diversity, starting with its multiple programs supporting the education and careers of young women from diverse backgrounds who…READ MORE