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  • Find a Chapter 

    Join one of OSA's more than 400 worldwide student chapters

  • Join OSA 

    Student members gain access to unique benefits and career building opportunities.

  • Attend IONs 

    Regional meetings focused on technical and professional development

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

Joining OSA 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 an OSA 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 OSA Network of Students (IONS)

OSA encourages 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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Prizes, Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships

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

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