OSA Ambassador Visit

Last Friday (06/14) the OSA Ambassador Dr. Adam Fleisher came to UW-Madison and gave a talk about early-career activities and shared his experiences and research activities as a scientist at a federal lab. Including interesting topics, such as transition from academia to workforce, working at a government lab, public policy, diversity and inclusion, and inside look at OSA meetings and/or publications.

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Seminar Monday (11/12) - 4:00 PM - Optical Imaging in Surgery

We are very lucky to have Dr. Brian Pogue here to give a seminar on Monday (11/12).  He is a visiting lecturer from Dartmouth College. He will be giving a talk on optical imaging advances in surgery.   

Event Date: November 12th, 2018 - 4:00pm

Location:  1345 HSLC (Health Sciences Learning Center)

Title: Optical Imaging Advances in Surgery & Radiation Therapy

Abstract:

Medical imaging today can appear to be dominated by radiologic x-ray, ultrasound and MRI, yet the technical device market sector of optics in medicine is nearly twice the size of all of radiology.  The strengths of optical imaging are features such as molecular sensitivity, ultrawide ranges of resolution, commercial packaging for low cost, and safety and ease of use, all make optical tools the ideal for ‘point-of-care’.  Optics is also the choice for high end analytics such as genomics and proteomics.  Areas of growth and opportunity are in bringing these more advanced tools to the patient diagnosis, for either faster or more accurate decision making.  Examples of new systems in medicine will be illustrated from molecular guided surgery and non-invasive radiation dosimetry. 

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Middleton Spectral Vision tour (November 19th)

SPIE/OSA will be holding a company tour to Middleton Spectral Vision. Tour starts at 4:30pm and it will last ~1 hour.

Middleton Spectral Vision is an innovative company specializing in hyperspectral imaging and spectroscopy, serving both the research and industrial markets. They offer products and solutions for aerospace, remote sensing, plant science, precision agriculture, sorting, pharmaceutical, and mining applications.

We will be meeting at 3:45pm in the Engineering Centers Building cul-de-sac (loading area by Camp Randall and Mechanical Eng. building). 

If you would like to go, please click here to sign up. 

We also need to arrange transportation. If you are willing to help out with that, fill out the sign up form with the number of people that you can bring. 

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Electronic Theater Controls tour (September 19th)

SPIE/OSA will be holding a company tour to Electronic Theater Controls. Tour starts at 4:00pm and it will last ~1 hour.

ETC is a global company in lighting solutions, control equipment for Theater, Film & TV studios, Architectural spaces and entertainment industries. They provide the best and most innovative: products, services, and solutions.

If you are interested, please, click here to sign up and meet us at 3:15pm in the Engineering Centers Building cul-de-sac (loading area by Camp Randall and Mechanical Eng. building).  

We also need to arrange transportation. If you are willing to help out with that, fill out the sign up form with the number of people that you can bring. 

If you have questions, contact: alkmin@wisc.edu

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Saturday Science 2017

SPIE/OSA student chapter UW-Madison had a great time at Saturday Science at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery on October 7th 2017. The theme was the buzz in your backyard, so there were quite a lot of microscopes in the building and quite a lot of bugs. Our members had fun with the kids and parents showing off images of creepy crawlies, flowers, and leaves. The kids were especially excited to look at the bugs and asked a lot of questions about the biology and imaging. Some parents showed interest in buying the handheld portable microscopes we were using on bouquets.

Thanks everyone for volunteering. Here are some photos!

Sam and Michael introducing families to bugs and pollen

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New Officers!

The members of the SPIE/OSA student chapter has elected a new officer panel. Congratulation to the new committee

President: Michael Pinkert

Vice President: Samuel Alkmin

Treasurer and Outreach Director: Peyton Uhl

Secretary: Melissa Champer

 

Officer election for 2017-18

The officer elections for the student chapter are happening next week.  They will take place on Tuesday September 12th, at 6:00 PM, on the Union Terrace.  In the event of rain, we will retreat to the Rathskellar.  There will be a sign on the table for SPIE. 

 

Every member of the chapter is eligible to be an officer.  If you cannot make the elections, but want to run for an officer role, please send Michael Pinkert or Heidi Kletzien an email and we will put your name in the running.  The five positions are:

 

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Outreach Director

SPIE officer's election

The start of the new school year is rapidly approaching, and with that comes the annual SPIE/OSA student officer elections.  We will be performing a blind vote on September 12th at 6 PM on the Union Terrace. 

 

The positions are open to any member of the chapter.  There are five officer positions for the chapter.

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Outreach Director