The IEEE Photonics Society is holding a Volunteer & Chapter Leadership Forum Luncheon, during LAOP 2016, for conference attendees, local students, chapter volunteers, professors and community partners interested in volunteering in the fields of photonics and optics. Photonics, a cross-discipline study, has been named the science of the 21st century by most international governments, as it has transformed the way we look at technology. IEEE Photonics has a variety of educational outreach opportunities available to help engage academia and industry in the science.
This forum will provide attendees with an unique opportunity to exchange information and discuss areas of common interest or concern in the photonics community. The IEEE Photonics Brazil Chapter Chair, Dr. Hugo Hernandez Figueroa, and local student members will be in attendance to share their experiences, knowledge and methods for professional development.
An informative presentation on IEEE Photonics academic resources and student opportunities, i.e. such as Graduate Student Fellowship, Young Professionals, Senior Member Advancement, and Women in Photonics programs, will also be given by IEEE staff.