The Optical Society Announces New Student Chapter at Georgia Southern University

WASHINGTON, 3/19/2014 – The Optical Society of America (OSA) is pleased to announce the formation of the Georgia Southern University OSA Student Chapter (Eagle Optics). This newest addition (the 2nd OSA Student Chapter in the State of Georgia) joins more than 325 OSA Student Chapter organizations in more than 55 countries around the world. OSA is the leading professional society for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders working in optics – the science of light.

OSA Student Chapters provide leadership experience and year-round networking opportunities for students with an interest in optics and photonics. They also work closely with schools and community groups to present programs such as hands-on demonstrations, lab tours, contests, competitions, and more.

To support OSA Student Chapters, OSA provides a variety of benefits, such as start-up funds and the opportunity to apply for activity and youth educational outreach grants, an annual traveling lecturer, travel support for one Student Chapter member to attend the Student Leadership Conference held at OSA’s annual Leadership Meeting, eligibility for a Student Chapter Excellence Award, support for the International OSA Network of Students (IONS) events and more. More information about OSA’s Student Chapter program is available on OSA’s website or by contacting chaptersandsections@osa.org, +1.202.416.1432.

To learn more about the Georgia Southern University OSA Student Chapter, please contact the chapter president Andrew Robertson at ar03984@georgiasouthern.edu or the faculty advisor Dr. Rami Haddad at rhaddad@georgiasouthen.edu.

About OSA

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional society for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-world applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership programs, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of professionals in optics and photonics. For more information, visit www.osa.org.

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