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Events and Courses for Students


23- 27 November 2015
New Zealand


IONS KOALA is the Conference on Optics, Atoms and Laser Applications (KOALA) held annually in Australia and New Zealand. KOALA encompasses a broad variety of topics within the field of optics and photonics. These include but are not limited to, atomic, molecular and optical physics, quantum optics, spectroscopy, micro and nanofacrication, biomedical imaging, metrology, nonlinear optics and laser physics research. Most attendees are at the very beginning of their careers, so this is a great way to discover a wide range of possible directions within the world of optics and photonics.

KOALA is designed to allow students to discuss their research whilst providing them with a chance to network with their peers who are working in various universities across a variety of fields. Our aim is that students gain a fresh perspective as well as the opportunity to learn about exciting research being conducted. Students will also get the chance to develop valuable communication skills through presenting their research to their peers working in a variety of fields.

ACORE 2015

8 - 9 December 2015
Osaka, Japan

The purpose of the conference is to provide an opportunity to gain ideas for career development, broadening work field, and establish strong and deep student networks. Co-organized by OSA/SPIE Student Chapter, Osaka University and Photonics Center, Osaka University.

Abstract and Registration deadline - 26 October

Photonics West 2016

12 - 18 February, 2016
The Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA

Special Events:
Student Chapter Leadership Workshop
Lunch with the Experts - A BiOS Student Networking Event
Charting a Course in the Photonics Industry
Student Chapter Meeting
Lunch with the Experts - A Student Networking Event
Career Advancement through SPIE Involvement
Getting Hired Panel
Startup Challenge
"No Ties" Student Social
Attend the SPIE Job Fair!

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