If you ever saw Jon give a talk, you know that he was funny and insightful. We feel the ISMS talk below (from 2010) is
a real reflection of how he felt the Symposium contributed to all levels of researchers, from undergrads to retired researchers.
POTENTIAL REWARDS FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END OF A SPECTROSCOPIC CAREER DERIVED FROM ATTENDANCE AT A GRADUATE-STUDENT AND POSTDOCTORAL-FELLOW ORIENTED SYMPOSIUM.
JON T. HOUGEN, OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY DIVISION, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY, GAITHERSBURG, MD 20899-8441, USA.