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Upcoming Student Events at SPIE Optics + Photonics

Join SPIE Student Services in San Diego this summer for Optics + Photonics. This is our most student-focused conference and 2011 promises to be a monumental year of activities. The week kicks off on Saturday, August 20 witih the Student Chapter Leadership Workshop (SCLW). Now in its 10th year, the SCLW is expected to be larger than ever with close to 200 students from SPIE chapters in over 30 countries. In addition, we'll welcome back SCLW alumni from the last decade.

The two-day workshop is open to all SPIE student chapter members and will address several chapter management issues and frustrations on day one. A panel discussion on career pathways and professional skills workshops start the day on Sunday, giving students time to examine their career and focus on specific learning areas. These events lead into a lunchtime keynote talk.

Winners of the first annual Optics Outreach Olympics.

Due to popular demand, the Optics Outreach Olympics will also return this year to showcase more unique chapter oureach projects. In addition to the student demonstrations, there will be additional competitions, refreshments, and the ever-popular student social. Admission is free for all.

The rest of the week is also littered with student events including a networking lunch, a panel discussion on getting hired, receptions, poster sessions, and student chapter exhibits. For all the latest information on SPIE student events and opportunities, be sure to check out our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Last year's Leadership Workshop welcomed 155 students from 27 countries.