Annual Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition
The Synopsys Optical Solutions Group invites you to participate in its Optical Design Competition, which recognizes excellence in optical design projects completed by students. Students can enter an optical design class assignment or thesis work. Awards totalling $4,000 are granted. To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary degree program in North America, working toward a bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D. Your work must have been completed using CODE V® or LightTools® software, and demonstrate knowledge of optics, optical engineering, and optical design software. All entries completed and turned in to your professor during the current school year are eligible.
Entries should be received at Synopsys, Pasadena by June 14, 2013. If you are mailing your entry, your entry must be postmarked on or before this date.
Download a PDF version of our entry form that can be viewed, filled in, and printed using Acrobat Reader. If you don't have a copy of Acrobat Reader, go to the Adobe Web site, where you can download it for free.
- Project/Paper submitted "as is". No special format is required.
- Project/Paper can be submitted electronically, but printed version must also be mailed to Synopsys.
- Professor signature required (designated space is on the entry form).
- Additional CODE V or LightTools output and explanations of how our software was used in the project/paper is required if not part of the original paper. This additional information is optional if CODE V and LightTools use is already explained in the paper.
Criteria for Judging
- Relative to student's degree and course work
- Level of CODE V and/or LightTools use in paper/project
- How well paper/project conforms to course/project assignment definition
- Innovative use of CODE V and/or LightTools
- The competition is limited to students attending North American Universities and Colleges.
- Decision of judges is final.
- Papers will not be returned or critiqued.
- Synopsys has the right to publish the winner’s name, university, and CODE V and LightTools images from winning papers for promotional purposes.
- Synopsys also has the right to use CODE V and LightTools models submitted by students for training or promotional purposes.