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    SPIE Student Chapter at University of St. Andrews hosts Andrew Brown

    27 May 2014

    SPIE Student Chapter University of St. Andrews

    Lisa Brown (third from left) and SPIE Senior Director for Global Business Development Andrew Brown (center) stand with University of St Andrews SPIE Student Chapter members Naomi McReynolds, Jonathan Nylk, Guy Whitworth, Olena Kulyk, and Sayantan Ghosh during the Browns' recent visit to the university.

    The SPIE Student Chapter at the University of St Andrews recently hosted Andrew Brown, the SPIE Senior Director for Global Business Development and an alumnus of the university, who visited the chapter to talk about photonics.

    Brown discussed how SPIE aims to assist in the transition between basic photonics research and industrial applications, and how the organization helps young scientists and engineers succeed in their chosen fields.

    His talk also highlighted the U.S. National Photonics Initiative and the International Year of Light 2015.

    The St Andrews chapter, which was originally formed in 2006 and revived in 2012, is currently focused on advertising to expand its membership.  It hosted several outreach events for primary and high school students in 2012 and 2013.

    SPIE Student Chapter officers in 2014 are Jonathan Nylk, president; Naomi McReynolds, vice-president; Olena Kulyk, secretary; Guy Whitworth, treasurer; and advisor SPIE Fellow Kishan Dholakia.