Hello Bruins!

Interested in things such as lasers, optical communication, imaging, nanomaterials, and biophotonics? Looking for a job or research position, or just other people who love these areas as much as you do? Do you love organizing optics/photonics outreach events?

Welcome to the website of the UCLA student chapter of OSA/SPIE! This is the only optics club on campus with several missions in mind. The OSA/SPIE Student Chapter at UCLA was founded in 2010 and is the optics organization on campus, working on building up the resources you need to network with like-minded students interested in optics research and careers. The mission of this chapter is to promote knowledge in optics and photonics and to provide educational, networking, and outreach activities for UCLA community.

For those who don't know, OSA is the The Optical Society which is dedicated to providing its members and the scientific community with educational resources that support technical and professional development. SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.


  • Host talks from researchers in the field of optics/photonics, providing research opportunities

  • Host infosessions from companies in the field of optics/photonics, providing job opportunities

  • Provide a meeting place for students with similar interests in optics/photonics to meet, providing networking opportunities

  • Organize outreach events to K-12 students, teachers, and parents.

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  • 03-18-2015: OSA/SPIE Student Chapter Winter 2015 Lunch Meeting

  • 03-10-2015: Engineering Day Outreach at Pacoima Branch Library with DIY Girls

  • 06-09-2013: Winners of the first Most Active Officers Award

  • 02-02-2013: First Joint Event!

  • 12-28-2011: Uploaded photos from the Mixer

  • 10-22-2011: First Officers Meeting of the Year + First Quarterly Social Event Nov. 10

  • 05-21-2011: SCONeS tours Newport Corporation!

  • 05-21-2011: UCLA and UCR introduce the SoCal Optics Network of Students (SCONeS)

  • 02-27-2011: UCLA OSA/SPIE student chapter kick-off

  • 02-27-2011: Join OSA members for a Happy Hour!