“The Johns Hopkins chapter is excited to join the SPIE family and looks forward to a great turnout at the SPIE conferences this year! Since summer 2013, we have hosted a number of recruitment events as well as an educational session for high school students on medical imaging. We have a few exciting projects in the works, including industry visits, lecture series and building interdepartmental student relationships in optics, photonics and medical imaging. In summary, we look forward to an exciting and productive year ahead,” said Carmen Kut, Founding Member and President of JHU Chapter 2013-2014
The SPIE Student Chapter program encourages students of optics and photonics to create and engage in a diverse array of career development opportunities with funding for officer travel to SPIE meetings, student leadership workshops, a Visiting Lecturer program, and activities that promote participation in the optics and photonics community.
At the recent Optics + Photonics, the 12th annual Student Chapter Leadership Workshop provided professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities for 196 student chapter members led by 24 early-career professionals and alumni workshop facilitators. Participants represented 37 countries.
Seventeen student groups showcased top optics and photonics demonstrations from student chapters worldwide at the popular Optics Outreach Games. The judge’s choice -- also selected for the People's Choice Award, was "Waves, Waves Everywhere," Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, using a wave table to illustrate principles of light. (See a brief video [5:39] of the winning entry.)
Networking opportunities with experts at SPIE meetings are a significant benefit to student members, who pay reduced conference and professional development short courser registration fees, and may be invited to serve o
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