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Events and Courses for Students

Oulu Summer School on Optics & Photonics 2017
1 - 3 June 2017
Oulu, Finland

Summer School on Optics and Photonics will be held on June 1-3, 2017 at the University of Oulu (Finland). It is being organzied by the 1st Finnish SPIE Student Chapter with contributing organization from SPIE student chapters in Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Poland and India. By participation in the school, students and young researchers will discover recent trends in Photonics, Optics and Optoelectronics, meet with renowned international experts, present their results at presentations and poster sessions, get acquainted with peers from all over the world, discover the beauty of the Finnish midnight summer and enjoy a city tour and unforgettable Finnish cuisine.

The enthusiasts from the Oulu SPIE Student Chapter believe that these efforts will help to open new horizons, find the place in hearts and minds of the new generation and will bring more talented people to the field of Optics and Photonics and eventually result in economic growth in Northern Finland and worldwide.

Sponsored by:


OPTO 2017

4 - 8 July, 2017
Warsaw, Poland

SPIE.FOCUS OPTO 2017 is an international conference organized in Poland annually by students for students. This is the eleventh year of the conference and the first time it is being held in Warsaw. The topics of the meeting include optics, photonics and related fields. We strive to provide students and young researchers from (mainly) mid-eastern Europe a chance to present and discuss their latest scientific achievements. During the meeting young researchers get a chance to not only broaden their knowledge by attending interesting lectures, but also to gain valuable experience in presenting their research and improve soft skills through professional development sessions.

Join students in Warsaw for this exciting event! Travel grants are available!

Invited speakers:
Dr. Alberto Amo
Prof. Malgorzata Kujawinska
Prof. Roberto Morandotti
Prof. Yaron Silberberg
Prof. Paolo Villoresi
Prof. Zeev Zalevsky
Dr. F Omer Ilday
Dr. Carlos Lopez-Mariscal
Dr. Danuta Sampson
JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys
Important dates:
Extended abstract submission deadline: 30 April
Accepted abstract notification: 22 May
Extended payment deadline: 2 June

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Optics + Photonics 2017
5 - 10 August
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
United States

Join us for fresh perspectives on the optics/photonics sector, face to face networking opportunities, career development workshops, and social events. Everything to help you succeed!

Special Events:
Student Chapter Leadership Workshop
Career Choices Panel Discussion
Professional Development Speaker Series
Optics Outreach Games
Lunch with the Experts - A Student Networking Event
Student Chapter Bootcamp
Student Chapter Poster Exhibit
Student Chapter Exhibit Mixer
Career Lab
Think Like an Entrepreneur
Making the Most of your Presentation (WS897)
Structuring your Research Paper (WS908)
Conveying Messages with Graphs (WS1202)
Dumpster Optics: Teaching Optics with Junk (WS1156)
I SEE THE LIGHT! An introduction to basic properties of light (WS1201)
Resumes to Interviews: Strategies for a Successful Job Search (WS1059)

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