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SPIE Awards a Scholarship to Olena Ivashyna

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA – May 5, 2009 – SPIE has awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Olena Ivashyna, Washington University in St. Louis.
Ivashyna is a PhD student in the Molecular Biophysics Program at the Washington University in St. Louis, Medical School. Her thesis is on “Single-Molecule Studies of Protein BAX in Lipid Membranes.”
SPIE is the world’s largest international not-for-profit society in the fields of optics, photonics, and imaging with 17,000 individual members including 3,800 students. To date, SPIE has distributed over $3 million U.S. dollars in scholarships and grants to those working and learning in 84 countries. SPIE strongly believes in the opportunities and personal enrichment that education provides and in the need for increased scientific and technical literacy. The Society is committed to the upcoming generations of scientists and engineers who will develop the potential of optics and photonics.
For more information on SPIE’s scholarship program, visit spie.org/scholarships.

SPIE is the international optics and photonics society, founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 188,000 constituents from 138 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. In 2008, the Society provided $1.9 million for scholarships, grants, and other activities supporting research and education around the world. For more information, visit SPIE.org.

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