A delighted and “very overwhelmed” Kendra Stitt Robins (holding check, at right), Founder and Exective Director of Project Night Night, accepts a donation from Christof Fark on behalf of Schott Glass on the final afternoon of the exhibition. Schott adapted its long tradition of shot-glass giveaways by adding the International Year of Light logo to this year’s design as well as requesting a $1 donation for each give-away, with the proceeds and a match from Schott going to a designated not-for-profit agency in the local area. Based in San Francisco, Project Night Night provides “Night Night Packages” including a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children’s book, and a stuffed animal, free of charge, to homeless children from birth to pre-teen to help them “feel secure, cozy, ready to learn, and significant.” (Video of the presentation [1:39]). SPIE Photonics West 2015 was bigger, busier, and more vibrant than ever. Total registered attendance exceeded 21,000, topping the previous record set last year. The Photonics West Exhibition (above) was busy well into the last day with potential buyers, browsers, and partners visiting bo...