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With a global network of 7,000 student members participating in over 400 chapters in 61 countries, student programs and volunteer opportunities are your launch pad into the optics and photonics industry.

Joining the society provides access to career building networking opportunities, industry defining conferences and events, and to cutting edge research.

Student Chapter, Mexico 2016

Student Chapters

Participating in a Student Chapter helps you develop technical knowledge, leadership experience and lasting relationships with peers and mentors.

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Naomi Sanchez, IONS Quebec 2016

International Network of Students (IONS)

We encourage student chapter members to organize and manage regional and online meetings that focus on technical and professional development content and networking.

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Siegman School students socializing

Prizes, Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships

The Society and Foundation recognize student excellence through competitions, travel grants and other programs.

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