Kenneth E. and Michele L. Moore Endowed Scholarship in Optical Sciences

In 1988, Kenneth E. and Michele L. Moore founded Zemax Development Corp., where they held the positions of president and chief financial officer, respectively, for more than 20 years.

Ken Moore received his Ph.D. from the College of Optical Sciences in 1991. He has garnered many awards for his work in the optics industry, including the David Richardson Medal from the Optical Society (OSA) for contributions to technical optics.

He now serves as the chief technology officer of optical engineering products at Radiant Zemax LLC, in Redmond, Wash. Michele is a certified public accountant who volunteers time to support nonprofit organizations in the Seattle area. They have two children, Sophia and Alexander.

The pair is passionate about education. They chose to endow this scholarship because of the University of Arizona's status as a world leader in physical science research and because of their strong connection to OSC.


This award is available to students with U.S. citizenship and an aptitude for optical engineering who are enrolled full-time in the College of Optical Sciences and making satisfactory progress towards completion of their degrees; preference is given to those with a demonstrated need for financial assistant and an established record of academic achievement.

2021-2022: Charles Revello
2020-2021: Joel Berkson, Elliot Kwan
2019-2020: Matthew Noyes
2018-2019: Trenton Brendel
2017-2018: Justin Knight
2016-2017: R. Phillip Scott
2015-2016: Derek Keyes
2014-2015: Alexander Lin
2013-2014: Alexander Miles
2012-2013: Brian Wheelwright


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