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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)