The UCSB Student Chapter was given the 2016 Chapter of the Year award by the IEEE Photonics Society!
The Photonics Society at UCSB is the first student chapter to ever receive this award, which includes professional (non-student) chapters from around the world. We are honored to receive the award and hope that the recognition will help us to expand our activities, and better serve the local photonics community.
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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.