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-New Recruitment of OSA Student Chapter at ZJU

In order to greet new enrolled graduates and absorb more members, on Nov 23-24, Optical Society of America (OSA) at Zhejiang University Student Chapter organized a new recruitment by organizing a visit to Huzhou located from Hangzhou. About 27 members of the chapter participated actively and spent a happy weekend together. We chapter reimbursed all expense as a welfare of membership.

1(A group photo for all the attendees for the activity)

With the arrangement of the previous day, at 6:30 a.m. on the 23rd, 27 members from Center for Optical and Electromagnetic Research of ZJU congregated and then went to Hangzhou Railway Station together. Along the way we felt very excited, the bus is also unimpeded. We took the D5604 train to Huzhou. At 9:30 a.m., we arrived at Huzhou city and went straight to the TieFo Temple founded in 713 AD. After this visit, we had a typical lunch full of local features, the Wonton and buns which were two of “Huzhou four famous dessert”.

2(Members are having lunch at one famous local restaurant)

Following the delicious lunch and happy communication, the Museum of Chinese writing brush from Huzhou was our second destination. Huzhou writing brush, one of the “the four precious articles of the writing table”, is an important symbol of brilliant Chinese civilization. The diverse display shows the inheritance and development of Chinese culture, many members were attracted by the paintings and calligraphy exhibition of masterpieces. In the sunny afternoon, going sightseeing a local famous park was a wonderful choice for us. Members had a relaxing strolling and got a lot better at knowing each other.

3(A group photo for the attendees in front of the museum)

At 4:00 p.m., all attendees took bus to the ancient town named Nanxun, and made accommodation, all arranged by the organizers in perfect order.

On 23rd night, according to the arrangements, we hold a meeting about the change of state leadership. Through investigation and vote, former Treasurer, Xiaoyan Wang was honored to be the new President of our student chapter. The four former officers reported the past year working and highly praised Xiaoyan Wang’ efforts, which was also recognized by attending members. It’s deeply believed that under her leadership, OSA Student Chapter at Zhejiang University will benefits members more opportunities and even broader exchange platform, do more for also the society and go further.

The next day saw the wonderful travel around Nanxun Ancient Town that is one of the “Chinese Six Famous Ancient Towns”. Here are many monuments, which are in harmony with natural beauty, full of historical and cultural heritage and aura. Discovering the residence of an ancient culture is also part of the pleasure that awaits the traveling visitor. Because of less commercial atmosphere, the Town is suitable for members to enjoy the scenery and happy life.

(A group photo for the attendees at Nanxun Town)

At 3:00 p.m., we returned back to Hangzhou, and two days of travel visit to Huzhou came to a successful conclusion.

After the recruitment, our OSA Student Chapter at Zhejiang University is standing on the new starting point for development. We look forward to the future.

Article is by Hongyan Liu ( and
Hao Wu (
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Members Attending ACP Conference

During 12nd to 15th Nov. 2013, seven members from Optical Society of America (OSA) at Zhejiang University Student Chapter attended Asia Communication and Photonics Conference (ACP) in Beijing. Through learning talks from outstanding scientists and experts and communicating with students from all over the world, we benefited much not only on academic research but also the industry opinions.

ACP is the premier conference in the Asia-Pacific region on photonics and relevant technologies including photonic materials and devices, communication and network technologies, sensing technologies, biophotonic technologies, illumination technologies, and other photonic technologies regarding energy issues. In ACP/IPOC’2013, a special symposium in memory of beloved Dr. Yingye Li was organized. As the former chair of OSA and world-known expert on optical communication, he visited Zhejiang University and fortunately gave our chapter a special visit because of the care for OSA and young researchers. Members attended the conference widened horizon greatly since we involved in different workshops on our own fields.

1(A group photo for two members with On-site registration staff of OSA)

On 11st Nov. before the conference, the chapter held a sodality with OSA student chapter at South China Normal University (SCNU) to the Summer Palace. As one of the art treasure of Chinese Ancient Parks, the summer palace has not only important aesthetic and historical value, but also necessary ecological values. With the friendship established at last year ACP conference in Guangzhou, members from the two chapters visited the palace and discussed how to foster a one-class chapter. In the meanwhile, our members discussed some scientific topics with our friends, since we had similar but not totally same research areas.

2(A group photo for part of the members from the two chapters)

This journey to Beijing was proven to be a nice one by all accounts. We talked with scholars from different places and exchanged experiences in ideas, simulations, experiments, and so on, which turned to be an unforgettable experience to us.

It’s worth mentioning that besides the journey in Beijing, Hongyan Liu, secretary of the chapter visited to Tianjin and gave a conversation with the students from Tianjin University who would like to form an OSA Student Chapter in their university. She introduced the status of chapter at Zhejiang University, the procedure and essential condition for a new OSA student chapter; what is more, she shared her experience in organizing activities patiently. Considering the enthusiastic students were sophomore students, lack of sufficient professional knowledge and laboratory support, she suggested them to build up a close cooperative relation with the chapter at Nankai University located next to Tianjin University, and also kept in touch with our Zhejiang University chapter for further help and longtime relationship.

Article is by Hongyan Liu (