I've had a great experience connecting and becoming friends with other optics researchers in the Stanford Optical Society, a student chapter of OSA and SPIE. After serving as the program chair of the fifth-annual Stanford University Photonics Retreat (SUPR), a friend jokingly told me I should run for president. After conferring with Cathy Jan, a friend who helped immensely during the planning and running of SUPR the previous year, we decided to run together as co-presidents. We were elected in May 2013, served for one year, and had a great time leading one of the most active graduate student groups on the Stanford campus.
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- Chapter Excellence Award video
- Tasks completed
- Skills gained
- Lessons learned