DOSC - Duke OSA/SPIE Student Chapters

2013 Officers of DOSC

2013 DOSC Officers & Faculty Advisor - (L-R: Professor Adam Wax, Jenna Meuller, Chris Lam, Oscar Zevallos, Shwetadwip Chowdhury, Amy Frees)

The Duke OSA/SPIE Student Chapters (DOSC) is a Duke Student organization interested in research in optics and photonics.  They are officially affiliated as a student chapter with SPIE and The Optical Society of America, two professional societies dedicated to optics and photonics. Their affiliation with these societies along with the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics at Duke provides them with funding and resources that allows them to engage in many activities related to the exploration and promotion of optical sciences.  Here are some of the things that they do:

  • Professional networking events on campus and at conferences
  • Outreach programs to local schools
  • Support optics-related extracurricular projects
  • Interact with visiting professors in small groups
  • Assist with FIP breakfast poster sessions

To get involved with the DOSC, check out their website:


The DOSC worked with a group of local high school students on a research project for the summer of 2012.  At the end of the summer, the  students presented their posters at the FIP Friday breakfast poster session.