The Stanford Chapter of the Optical Society of America was formed in 1992, when Prof. Joseph W. Goodman was President of the OSA professional society. The first Student Chapter President was Ph.D. Candidate Barry Shoop. The Stanford OSA Student Chapter was reinstated to active status in 2004, and we began expanding our activities. In 2006, we became an official Stanford University Student Group, combining our existing Stanford Student OSA Chapter with a new Stanford Student SPIE Chapter -- and we have been rapidly growing ever since! We are now one of the largest student chapters in the world! We are currently seeking former student chapter members to share some history of the chapter. If you are interested in contributing your story, please contact our officers at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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2013 Student Chapter Excellence Award
2012 Student Chapter Excellence Award
2010 OSA Student Recruitment Contest
2009 SPIE Student Chapter Website Award
2009 SPIE Activity Grant (50+ Members!)
2009 OSA Activity Grant
2009 OSA Foundation Education Outreach Grant
2008 SPIE Student Chapter Website Award
2008 OSA Student Chapter Recruitment Award - "Most Creative Recruitment Strategies"
2008 OSA - Stanford chapter's questions chosen for U.S. Physics Olympiad Final Exam -competition between OSA Chapters for best questions
2008 SPIE Activity Grant (50+ Members!)
2008 OSA Activity Grant
2007 Stanford Community Day Grant
2007 SPIE Activity Grant
2007 OSA Activity Grant
2007 OSA Foundation Education Outreach Grant
2006 OSA Activity Grant
2005 OSA Student Chapter Excellence Award
2005 OSA Activity Grant
2005 OSA Outreach Grant
2004 OSA Grant to restart chapter!