Yzuel noted that SPIE has extended Kokabee’s student membership without charge as a show of its ongoing support, and is among societies helping a UT colleague provide him with research papers so that he can continue his work. She related reports from UT colleagues who recalled Kokabee’s enthusiasm for his project to commercialize a new type of optical switch, and his excitement about the opportunities for further research.
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves more than 235,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent. SPIE provided over $3.2 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2012.
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