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#FacesofPhotonics: Parrot Project Manager Clément Fallet

SPIE’s #FacesofPhotonics is a showcase across social media that connects SPIE members in the optics and photonics community around the world. Clément Fallet It serves to highlight similarities, celebrate differences, and foster a space for conversation and community to thrive. This week on #FacesofPhotonics we are sharing the story of   Clément Fallet, Project Manager at Parrot,  a high tech company specializing in drone manufacturing located in Paris .  Clément recently presented his research at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing in Orlando, and was president and treasurer of the  Ecole Polytechnique SPIE Student Chapter. He is currently an active member of the SPIE Scholarship Committee.  We hope you enjoy his interview. 1. Share your favorite outreach or volunteer story.  Meeting a Nobel laureate is something extraordinary you always remember. So, imagine meeting not one, not two, but eight of them at the same time and place! This must be my most treasured memory fro

#FacesofPhotonics: Ball Aerospace Program Manager Allison Barto

Allison Barto "'Where did we come from?' and 'Are we alone?' are two of the most fundamental questions humans have been asking throughout history. I get to be involved in supporting astrophysics research at a time when we have the technology to take meaningful steps toward answering those questions." Allison Barto is a force to be reckoned with in the astrophysics community — she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Physics and has worked at Ball Aerospace for 21 years. Currently, she is the Senior Program Manager for both the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, Camera Optics. "The James Webb Space Telescope will be able to observe the first generation of luminous objects after the Big Bang," she says, "and detect possible signatures of life in the atmospheres of extra-solar planets." Allison has also been an active member of the SPIE community for many years, including being Symposium