Saturday Science at Morgridge

SPIE/OSA student chapter UW-Madison demonstrated cool microscopy to kids in Saturday Science in Wisconsin Institue of Discovery on March 4. The theme was Aldo Leopold day, so the focus was nature and conservation. The officers and the members had a great time showing the kids cool microscope images and the kids were very enthusiastic, had lots of question for everyone. Some parents showed interest in buying portable microscopes for their kids watching how interested the kids are.

Thanks everyone for volunteering.


interested kids



OSA Distinguished Guest Seminar - Prof. Changhuei Yang

The SPIE/OSA Student Chapter of UW-Madison is very proud to announce that we will have a very special guest visit us for what I am sure will be an awesome seminar. Prof. Changhuei Yang from CalTech will visit us on Tuesday, 11/11/16 and will give his talk titled "Focusing light into biological tissues with wavefront engineering" @ 4 PM in room 1025 in ECB. As always food and refreshments will be served. If you would like to meet with him while he is here, please let Kirby ( know soon because his schedule is filling up quickly!

EDIT: Prof. Yang's visit was a huge success! We had a great turnout for his lecture - thanks to all who came to his fascinating talk!

Prof. Yang with some of our student members


Officially accepted by OSA

Our student chapter has been officially accepted by OSA (Optical Society of America) and from now on it will be a joint SPIE/OSA chapter. Congratulations!

SPIE perks

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BMES introduction

We sucessfully introduced the club to BMES.  Much interest was expressed in the idea of having a better optics education program on campus.