Ateneo Physics teachers Joel Maquiling and Ivan Culaba are recipients for the 2011 SPIE Educator award

February 2, 2011

Mr. Joel Maquiling
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights Campus
Physics Department
Katipunan Ave
Quezon City 1108

Dear Mr. Maquiling:

On behalf of the Officers and Directors of SPIE, it gives me great pleasure to inform you that you and the other members of the Active Learning in Optics & Photonics Team listed below have been named the 2011 recipients of the SPIE Educator Award. The SPIE Educator Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to optics education by an SPIE instructor or an educator in the field…

Minella Alarcon, Project Director UNESCO, France
Zohra Ben Lakhdar, Facilitator (University El Manar, Tunisia)
Ivan Culaba, Facilitator (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)
Alex Mazzolini, Facilitator (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
David Sokoloff, Facilitator (University of Oregon, USA)

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of your team’s efforts under the auspices of UNESCO to bring basic optics and photonics training to teachers in the developing world. You and your team have literally “brought light” to hundreds of teachers and students with your hands-on workshops, insipiring a a new generation of scientists in those nations.

We would like to honor you at your choice of SPIE’s meetings from the list on the attached form. Please direct your reply to Ms. Andrea Jacques at SPIE Headquarters in Bellingham (…), and she will be able to help you with the logistics as the date draws nearer. I sincerely hope you will be able to join us and accept this award at one of our events in the near future.

Your colleagues in the optical engineering community join me in expressing our sincere congratulations to you on this well-deserved honor. We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us for one of the presentation events, and I hope to have the opportunity of personally congratulating you.


Katarina Svanberg
2011 SPIE President

SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.


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