Our first outreach event was highly successful! Of course, a Goleta beach barbecue rarely fails.
About 20 people attended, the president grilled, the vice lectured and Professor Bowers came by to say hi and enjoy the festivities.
We are the UCSB Photonics Society, a joint chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) and the Optical Society of America (OSA). We host periodic guest seminars in recent photonics research, hold photonics-themed banquets and workshops, and organize outreach to the surrounding community in photonics education.
The IEEE Photonics society awarded us the Chapter of the Year in 2016, as well as Most Innovative Chapter in 2017.