SPIE Summer Speaker Series 2022 – Professor John Palastro

The 2022 SPIE Summer Speaker Series begins today! There will be talks every Thursday at 3 pm.

Professor John Palastro gave a talk on Laser-Matter Interactions Driven by Spatiotemporally Structured Light Pulses.

Professor John Palastro gave a talk on Laser-Matter Interactions Driven by Spatiotemporally Structured Light Pulses

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Family science day

Had a fantastic day with kids and families on the Family Science Day!

 

David and Robert showing their thermal camera

 

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Colloquium – Diversity in STEM Lecture by Prof Anthony Johnson

Professor Anthony M. Johnson delivered the Optics colloquium on April, 11th. The talks were about his research in ultrafast nonlinear optics and his experiences with diversity in the STEM areas.

 

 

 

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Women in Optics in 2022 spring IA

We had a fantastic chat with all the amazing women in Optics! Also shared some snacks and drinks.

 

Fun fact:

SPIE used to only has 4% of its members be women, and the number nowadays is 19%. Huge progress!

Photo credit: Micah Bettenhausen, UR Photography

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Toptica company tour

We spent a happy Friday afternoon in Toptica!

 

 

(March 11)

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Welcome party 2022 spring

Had a welcome party to introduce what exciting activities we are going to hold this semester. We also had a lovely donut time with current and prospective students 😀

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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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