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Ocean Optics Hosts Spectroscopy 101 Learning Conference for Science Educators

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Ocean Optics Hosts Spectroscopy 101 Learning Conference for Science Educators

Two-Day Learning Conference for Science Teachers June 18-19, 2008

Dunedin, Florida (May 1, 2008) – Ocean Optics (www.OceanOptics.com), the industry leader in miniature spectroscopy, has announced a two-day learning conference for science educators to be held June 18-19, 2008 at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

The conference is part of the company’s Spectroscopy 101 (www.spectroscopy101.com) learning program, a structured guide that leads educators through the use of Ocean Optics spectrometers by conducting lab experiments in chemistry, physics and biology. The Education Division of Ocean Optics is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of scientists with curricula that brings excitement and creativity back into the science classroom experience.

Learning conference attendees will be introduced to the basics of spectrometers, spectroscopy software, optical-sensing technologies, and principles such as Beer’s Law, pH measurement and kinetic measurements.

Additionally, attendees will receive a full conference manual with experiments, a SpectraSuite software site license and a 10% discount off any Ocean Optics spectrometer.

The event is co-sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology, publishers of Logger Pro data collection software and is presented by Monde Qhobosheane, Ph.D., known industry-wide as Dr. Q. Registration for the full conference is only $99. Additional information and registration details can be obtained at www.spectroscopy101.com, by calling 727-733-2447 or by e-mailing education@oceanoptics.com.

Headquartered in Dunedin, Fla., Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of solutions for optical sensing - fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. The company’s extensive line of complementary technologies including chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibers, thin films and optics, is used for diverse applications in medical and biological research, environmental monitoring, science education, process monitoring and entertainment lighting and display. Part of the global Halma group of safety and detection companies, with offices in Asia and Europe, Ocean Optics has sold more than 100,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1989.