Optical Society recognizes former Seymour resident


Former Seymour resident Ann E. Elsner recently received the Edwin H. Land Medal from The Optical Society and the Society for Imagining and Technology.

This medal recognizes pioneering work empowered by scientific research to create inventions, technologies and products. The recipient or recipients should share Land’s insatiable scientific intensity and curiosity in optics and imaging and, in part, reflect his image as inventor, scientist, entrepreneur and teacher.

Elsner, who works at the Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, was cited for her contributions to the fields of ophthalmic instrumentation and vision science with innovative imaging technologies, state-of-the-art psychophysical research and entrepreneurial ventures.

The Land Medal is a joint award of OSA and IS&T and endowed through the OSA Foundation by contributions from OSA, IS&T, the Polaroid Foundation, the Polaroid Retirees Association and individual contributors, including Manfred Heiting, Theodore Voss and John J. McCann.

Established in 1992, the award recognizes Edwin H. Land and his unique career as scientist, technologist, industrialist, humanist and public servant, according to a new release from The Optical Society.

Elsner is a 1968 graduate of Seymour High School.

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