Resources: Students

Resources: Students

Don't miss your opportunity this year to meet your fellow students in the optics community! ASSL encourages student participation through various programs including poster sessions and awards.  More specific information will be posted in the coming months.

Student members are an important and active part of the OSA community. Student benefits are built around the unique needs of those preparing to enter the professional world of optics. As an OSA Student Member, you join a worldwide community of optics and photonics scientists, engineers and business leaders.

Benefits extended to students at this meeting include the:

  • Discounted registration fees
  • Registration and travel support –Limited financial support may be available for this meeting. Interested students should send an email to the program manager including the following:
    • Participation at the meeting – oral or poster presenter?
    • Affiliation and status
    • Description of need
  • Travel grants to students from qualifying developing nations


The OSA Foundation Student Travel Grants

Deadline to apply for the grant for the Advanced Solid-State Lasers Congress is 23 August 2013.

The OSA Foundation provides travel support to students working or studying in developing nations so that they may attend OSA-managed technical meetings. Travel grants average $1,500 USD per award. Learn more about this program and apply for a grant!

How to Be Effective

  • Complete a submission.  OSA encourages students to submit papers as they are frequently chosen to deliver oral and poster presentation.
  • Apply for an OSA Student Travel grant if you are from a developing nation.