The Edmund Optics Educational Award is an initiative to support outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at non-profit colleges and universities.
The Norman Edmund Inspiration Award is awarded to the program that best embodies the legacy of Edmund Optics' founder Norman Edmund.
The Norman Edmund Inspiration Award was determined at the sole discretion of the Edmund Optics Board of Directors Committee and awarded to the program that best embodies the legacy of Edmund Optics' founder Norman Edmund. Mr. Edmund has been the creator and entrepreneurial spirit behind Edmund Scientific, which later evolved into Edmund Optics. He is credited with inspiring many generations of young talent to become interested in science and engineering through his thought-provoking catalog of optics, science experiments, and learning tools. He is remembered by all for his generosity, curiosity, and love of science.