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The Optical Society Announces New Student Chapter at University of KwaZulu-Natal

WASHINGTON, 13 September 2013 – The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce the formation of the University of KwaZulu-Natal OSA Student Chapter. This newest addition joins more than 300 OSA Student Chapter organizations in more than 55 countries around the world. OSA is an international scientific society dedicated to promoting the generation, application and archiving of knowledge in optics and photonics and disseminating this knowledge worldwide. The purposes of the society are scientific, technical and educational.

OSA Student Chapters provide leadership experience and year-round networking opportunities for students with an interest in optics and photonics. They also work closely with schools and community groups to present programs such as hands-on demonstrations, lab tours, contests and competitions, and more.

To support OSA Student Chapters, OSA provides a variety of benefits, such as start-up funds and the opportunity to apply for activity and educational outreach grants, an annual traveling lecturer program, travel support for one Student Chapter member to attend OSA’s annual Leadership Meeting, eligibility for a Student Chapter Excellence Award, support for the International OSA Network of Students (IONS) event and more. Complete details on benefits can be found on the Student Services section of OSA’s website.

To learn more about the University of KwaZulu-Natal OSA Student Chapter, please contact Miss Yaseera Ismail or Miss Sharmini Pillay at or phone +27 31 260 2809. More information about OSA’s Student Chapter program is available on OSA’s website or by contacting, +1.202. 416.1432.
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