SPIE election results for 2022

We are excited to welcome our officers for 2022!

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Mini Maker Faire 2021

We enjoyed all the connections we made at this year’s Mini Maker Faire! People stopped by to get the laser to the target in our Laser Mini Golf demo, to match the color in our Color Matching Box, or to see a demonstration of how an IR camera works.

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SPIE invited speaker Francesco Monticone

Dr. Francesco Monticone visited from Cornell to give his talk “New Frontiers for Light Manipulation Using Metamaterials and Metasurfaces.” He also went out to lunch with students and gave his insight on research and becoming a principle investigator.

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The History of Telescopes with Dr. Greivenkamp

Dr. Greivenkamp shared the history of telescopes and binoculars with our SPIE chapter. It started with an informative and fun lecture including the surprise of how short a time inventors got responses on patents back in the day! It ended with a showcase of some of Dr. Greivenkamp’s own collection in the Munnerlyn Atrium.

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Women in Optics Networking Event

We had a networking event for women and non-binary participants at the Institute of Optics Industrial Associates. Thanks to all who stopped by!

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At the Apple Farm

We had a great time at the Apple Farm despite the lack of apples! Thank you to all of you who joined our social event.

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General Interest Meeting and Happy Hour

Thank you to all who attended our General Interest Meeting 2021 and Happy
Hour at Beer Market. We look forward to seeing new faces at our events!

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2021 SPIE summer speaker series

We are over halfway through our Summer Speaker Series. We’ve had a series of great talks started off by Professor Postigo. We have three more coming up – thank you to all our great speakers!

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3rd place in International Day of Light outreach contest

Congratulations Ben Moon and the outreach team on winning 3rd place in the SPIE 2021 Optics Outreach Games! Happy International Day of Light. See our video and others: https://spie.org/about-spie/international-day-of-light/idl-optics-outreach-games?SSO=1

In this video, Ben demonstrates the refractive index of water and its impact on the apparent location of an object in a pan. The photo on the left shows the pan with the object blocked by the edge of the pan, the photo on the right shows the object visible once the pan is filled with water. See his full explanation at the link above!

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Dr. Arti Agrawal – diversity in STEM lecture

On April 27th, Dr. Arti Agrawal gave a scientific lecture on “Modelling Nanophotonic and Plasmonic Components” and shared some of her personal journey in “Diversity and Inclusion in STEM” as part of the Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering’s Diversity in STEM Lecture Series, co-hosted by our SPIE chapter.

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