2014 Student Chapter Recruitment Contest

2014 Student Chapter Recruitment Contest

This year, twenty OSA Student Chapters participated.

*Indicates a 2014 student chapter winner

Submissions from:

The CIOMP OSA Student Chapter welcomes several new members to the chapter.
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Students listen intently at a CIOMP chapter recruitment event.

In addition to lectures and meetings, the Central Carolina CC OSA Student Chapter will host Friday raffles to engage members and keep up excitement in the chapter.

Chapter President Al Delong and Vice President Alex Voytik share their appreciation for OSA.

A recruitment contest winner, the Griffith University OSA Student Chapter has demonstrated excellence in membership.

The Grupo de Óptica de los Andes (Universidad de los Andes) doubled its membership and holds each member responsible for planning at least one meeting so that all members can gain that experience.

Members of the Grupo de Óptica de los Andes chapter give a talk during the meeting.

The Indian School of Mines OSA Student Chapter which was recently chartered in 2013 receives an honorable mention in this contest for their excellence in recruitment. The officers have a full schedule planned for this year with a poster competition, lecture, and youth education outreach event.

The Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences OSA Student Chapter has an event planned each month this year including four education outreach events. Check out their video where a chapter member shares an education outreach demonstration.

The KAUST OSA Student Chapter hosted a software workshop series this March to help chapter members with professional development.

The Monash University OSA Student Chapter has an upcoming Introduction to Latex activity, undergraduate networking event and a Laser tag social event coming up. OSA Student Memberships were prizes at their April Welcome Event.

The Naples (Università degli Studi di Napoli) OSA Student Chapter knows how to make optics fun. I’d recommend visiting them with a joint-activity grant.

The Naples chapter teaches us the basics of optics without using words.

One of the winning chapters, the Nanjing University OSA Student Chapter demonstrated excellence in recruiting as well as chapter programming.

Nanjing University chapter members play games to test their knowledge and skills against each other.

The Research Center in Optics (CIO) OSA/SPIE Student Chapter has recruited many new members who will be taking part in a full schedule of professional development, youth education outreach and social activities.

Chapter officers give an overview of chapter activities and share their excitement for the activities they are involved in.

After holding the 1st International School and Conference “Saint-Petersburg OPEN 2014, the Saint-Petersburg Academic University of Russian Academy of Sciences OSA Student Chapter is not taking a break- they have several lectures and events right around the corner and a full schedule for the fall.

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Many attendees gathered for the “Saint-Petersburg OPEN 2014.”

As always, the Stanford Optical Society (Stanford University OSA Student Chapter) demonstrates excellence in recruiting and programming with several lectures each month along with professional development and social activities.


The Stanford University OSA Student Chapter takes their members to ‘funkytown’ while they enjoy the benefits of their chapter.


A winning chapter, the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv OSA Student Chapter has doubled its membership and planned many activities for the upcoming year including a laser chess championship.

The Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv chapter gives an overview of the goals of their chapter.

The Tokyo Medical and Dental University OSA Student Chapter hosts several lectures each month though still makes time to honor active chapter members with a send-off.

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The TMDU chapter poses with the chapter flag.

The newly revived Universidad Central de Venezuela OSA Student Chapter has kicked off 2014 with professional development and lab tours, but we are most excited to get pictures of their upcoming “Laser Battle” where they will compete with a game built in their own lab.

The University of Oregon OSA Student Chapter has new members and many activities planned for 2014.

The University of Rochester OSA Student Chapter has had a busy spring semester with many outreach and professional development activities.

The Rochester chapter members share why they are proud to be OSA Student Members affiliated with a chapter.

After nearly all members graduated the Xidian University OSA Student Chapter has recruited more members than ever before.

The Zhejiang University OSA Student Chapter will host a variety of activities including education outreach for disabled children and joint-activities with nearby chapters.

Students in the Zhejiang chapter share their appreciation for the opportunities that have come from involvement in their OSA Student Chapter.