This is the joint student chapter of OSA - The Optical Society and SPIE - the international society for optics and photonics at Columbia University. Our chapter, composed of students working at the forefront of optics research, aims to build and promote the awareness optical technology. Here's some news:


CCNY's Giovanni Milione and Columbia's Kishore Padmaraju post a writeup on our recent IONS-NYC conference in the student newsletter of SPIE


We will hosting Prof. Andrew Knights, of McMaster University, for an optics seminar Mar 11th; more information available here: seminar annoucement


We're excited to announce our finalized roster of invited speakers for the ION-NYC conference, including the presidents of both the OSA & SPIE organizations:
IONS-NYC invited speakers


The Columbia University OSA student chapter, in conjunction with the City College of New York (CCNY) OSA student chapter, will be hosting the OSA sponsored, student conference, IONS. For more information on the conference, including registration please visit the IONS-NYC website, hosted on the IONS project website:
IONS-NYC website


We will hosting Dr. Rachel Won, senior editor of Nature Photonics, for an optics seminar May 2nd; more information available here: seminar annoucement


The minutes from the third meeting of the OSA officers are available here


The minutes from the second meeting of the OSA officers are available here


The first internal meeting of OSA officers was held successfully. Here are the minutes