Md Mottaleb Hossain, ERC Graduate Student from UNM was awarded a prestigious 2014 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship in the amount of $2000 for his contribution to the Optics and Photonics community. In 2014 SPIE awarded $353,000 in education and travel scholarships to 144 outstanding individuals from around the world, based on their potential contribution to optics and photonics, or a related discipline.