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Amplify Optics Immersion Program

07 - 10 October, 2023

Greater Tacoma Convention Center
Tacoma, USA

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The Amplify Optics Immersion Program will bring together Black physics and engineering undergraduate or graduate students to explore the research and career opportunities within optics and photonics at our annual meeting Frontiers in Optics.

The Amplify Optics Immersion Program is designed to highlight the research, technology and careers in optics and photonics for Black undergraduate and master's students. Co-located with Optica's annual meeting Frontiers in Optics (FiO) and Student Leadership, participating students will attend a dedicated program and participate in FiO technical and professional development sessions and student activities.

You will hear from world-renowned lecturers with time split between programming designed specifically Immersion attendees, joint activities with the Optica Student Leadership program, and FiO talks and programming. Topics and activities:

  1. Overview of optics and photonics research, technologies and career opportunities.
  2. Introduction to Optica and of FiO technical program and special events with programming on getting the most out of the experience.
  3. Participation in the APS Division of Laser Science (DLS) Symposium on Undergraduate Research.
  4. Participation in FiO activities including small group guided tours of FiO exhibit floor and the opening Plenary talk.
  5. Informal networking activities and meals.

The Amplify Optics Immersion Program is established by the Optica Foundation in partnership with founding donor Edmund Optics:

Edmund Optics

View 2022 Program

Name Affiliation Country
Joshua Burrow Brown University UNITED STATES
George Okyere Dwapanyin University of St Andrews UNITED KINGDOM
Timothy Oshiobughie Imogore Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena NETHERLANDS
Ivy Krystal Jones Hampton University UNITED STATES
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