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Upcoming: SPIE Optics + Photonics 2009

By Benjamyn Lockwood

This year marks the 8th Annual Student Chapter Leadership Workshop at SPIE Optics + Photonics. The SCLW is a two-day workshop to kick-off the Optics + Photonics conference. It is designed for chapter leaders and brings together over 100 students from all over the world for food, fun, and fellowship.

As a gathering of colleagues, the SCLW is a venue for chapter leaders to exchange ideas, share enthusiasm, and, inevitably, make new friends. This is all facilitated through games, presentations, and roundtable discussions. Additionally, this year we are excited to welcome Dr. Rachel Won, Associate Editor at Nature Photonics, as our guest speaker at the workshop.

While there are many possible outcomes, the best and most likely is that you will expand your scientific network and enhance peer connections. Where will science take you in twenty years? What will the world look like? This may be hard to imagine now, but by building up a sense of community we hope to ensure that you, your colleagues, and SPIE will be there to share the rewards in the future. This year, the following students have already expressed interest in attending the event by applying for the Officer Travel Grant. The next round of applications is due 12 June.

Round One Travel Grant Winners

Andrey Anisimov, St. Petersburg State Univ. of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics
Utkarsh Apoorva, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Renganathan Balusamy, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
Danuta Bukowska, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ.
Guillermo Alejandro Cardenas Sevilla, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C.
Wei Ting Chen, National Taiwan Univ.
Shahab Chitchian, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte
Mauro Cuevas, Univeristy of Buenos Aires
Yelyena Daskal, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ.
Alexander Dergachev, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Olena Dronenko, Vinnitsa State Technical Univ.
Angela Dudley, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Mustafa Emin, Koç Univ.
Lu Gao, Beijing Institute of Technology
JiPing Guo, Shenzhen Univ.
Travis Jensen, Univ. of Alberta
Marcin Jesionek, Silesian Univ. of Technology
Yuqing Jiao, Zhejiang Univ.
Ravi Kannadorai, Nanyang Technological Univ.
Olga Karakchiyeva, Taurida National V. I. Vernadsky Univ. Chapter
Kamal Kishor, Delhi College of Engineering
Malgorzata Kowalska, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology
Sanal Kozhiparambil, Cochin Univ. of Science & Technology
Meng-Chi Li, National Central Univ.
Mo Li, Tsinghua Univ.
Qiulin Ma, Rutgers Univ.
Grzegorz Maczkowski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology
Andrii Maksymov, National Taras Shevchenko Univ. of Kyiv
Kang Meng, Peking Univ.
Laura Mihai, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Sourav Pal, Univ. of Calcutta
Rosa Perez-Chimal, Univ. de Guanajuato
José Ramírez Martín, Univ. de Guadalajara
Leelada Rattanavija, Chulalongkorn Univ. Chapter
Adrian Ruelas, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Aramis Sanchez, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica
Paulina Segovia Olvera, Univ. Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
Ivan Shelemba, Institute of Automation and Electrometry
Niraj Kumar Singh, Cochin Univ. of Science & Technology
Zhenhua Tian, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics
Andriy Tomin, Ivan Franko National Univ. of Lviv
Yaneth Marcela Torres Garcia, Univ. Nacional de Colombia
Derek Tourangeau, Three Rivers Community College
Natalia Trunina, Saratov State University
Maxim Tsarev, N.I. Lobachevsky State Univ. of Nizhny Novgorod
Elena Ulchenko, Bauman Moscow State Technical Univ.
Paul Kumar Upputuri, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Fabian Videla, Univ. Nacional de la Plata
Evgeny Vorontsov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute
Jing Xu, Univ. of Science and Technology of China
Kuanglu Yu, Beijing Jiaotong Univ.
Chunmei Zhang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics
Wenjia Zhang, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications
Wenchuan Zhao, Sichuan Univ.