Enewsletter, May 2020

Spring Issue: Student and Professor Edition

Student Design Competition

Calling all entries to the student design competition!! The deadline is quickly approaching!

The Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys invites you to participate in its annual Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition, which recognizes excellence in optical design projects completed by students.

As a student, you are invited to enter an optical design class assignment or thesis work completed during the 2019-2020 academic year using any of our software tools: CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape, and Photonic Solutions. 

Entries are due June 15, 2020.

Awards totaling $10,000 will be granted. Enter your project today!

Important Tips: Be sure to read the competition rules!  Please note that we require all submissions to honor the 10-page limit.

Upcoming Webinars

Learn Something New! 

CODE V, LightTools and LucidShape

Visit our lineup of online tech talks on our website. Register for any or all of the talks! 

Photonic Solutions

Visit our webinar offerings here

Missed a webinar, looking for other technical content?  Sign up for an account on the Customer Support Portal to access on-demand content.

CODE V Book Giveaway

Have you been building your summer reading list yet? How about adding “Designing Optics with CODE V” by Don O’Shea and Julie Bentley to that list? 

You could even WIN your very own copy by entering our CODE V book giveaway! Yes, ONE LUCKY STUDENT and ONE LUCKY PROFESSOR will receive a copy of this invaluable book on how to design an optical system using Synopsys' CODE V. 

To enter: 

  • Send an email to osg_educ@synopsys.com from your university email address (no personal email addresses will be accepted)
  • Include in the email: 
    • Subject: "CODE V Book Giveaway"
    • Your name, University, status (student or professor)


Entrants names will be dropped into a hat and the winners will be chosen at random on June 1. The winner will be notified by email.

Good luck! And, if you don’t win, no worries. You can always find one on the SPIE website

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