Clark and Karen Bright have a strong commitment to the education of students pursuing science and engineering degrees. This endowed scholarship was created in honor of a great friend to them and the SVC, Angus Macleod, who passed away in 2021. This scholarship endowment will provide $2,500 annually for students working with Optical Thin Films and/or Transparent Conductive Thin Films, whether in the design, deposition and processing, thin film characterization, general study of these thin films or use in applications where a key or enabling feature is provided.
Both Clark and Angus had extensive careers in industry and encouraged early career individuals working in industry to attend the SVC Techcon. Thus, this scholarship is a natural extension of their on-going promotion of the SVC and the further education of those studying in similar fields.