Through the Traveling Lecturer Program, OSA Student Chapters and Local Sections have the opportunity to invite esteemed speakers to their communities. When possible, OSA has these lectures filmed to share with members of the global OSA community who are not able to attend in person.
OSA students have a question and answer session with venture capitalist and successful entrepreneur Milton Chang following his presentation at FiO 2012.
Matt Weed from CREOL at the University of Central Florida demystifies public policy from a scientist's perspective. This presentation addresses the role OSA student members can play in shaping public policy.
Following an icebreaker activity on optics used in everyday life, representatives of the OSA show students how to get the most out of their OSA student chapters. Funding resources, traveling lecture grants, and succession planning are all addressed.
OSA student chapters from Glaskow, the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology share their experiences recruiting students and hosting IONS events as part of the Student Chapter Leadership 2012 series.
OSA student chapter presentations conclude with Excellence Award talks by CICESE (Baja California, Mexico) and Stanford University.
More OSA student chapter presentations from Sao Carlos Institute of Physics and the University of Santiago during the Excellence Awards portion of the Student Chapter Leadership 2012 series.
The conclusion of the OSA Student Leadership series from FiO 2012 includes a presentation on the Young Professionals Program, recruitment contest anouncements, and an introduction to the International OSA Network of Students (IONS).
OSA fellow Milton Chang, former president and CEO of Newport Corporation, shares his experiences as an engineer-turned-entrepreneur with OSA student leaders at FiO 2012.
OSA student chapters from Sao Carlos and Stanford University are annouced as the Excellence Awards winners. An interactive chapter activity begins, where student plan chapter activities, seminars, and more on a yearly budget.
OSA student leaders present their ideas for student outreach programs, graduate student recruitment, fundraising, and more.