Upcoming Events

The Photonics Society is attending visitor nights at the Murillo Family Observatory, which provides tours of the facility and telescopes for viewing the night sky. The event is held on Friday (11/17) at 6:00 PM (5:00 PM for rides).  

If you are interested in attending or have any questions, you can RSVP or contact us at ucrphotonicssociety@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

Past Events

Interview Skills Workshop (Oct 2017)

We hosted a interview skills workshop presented by the UCR Career Center! 

Research Networking Q&A Dinner (Nov 2016)

We hosted a networking dinner where undergraduates had the opportunity to speak with graduate student researchers and to get tips on how to get into research labs at UC Riverside. 


Field Trip to Palomar Observatory (Nov 2016)


Our chapter took a day to visit the Palomar Observatory near San Diego.  We got to see some interesting exhibits about optics in space, observe the inner workings of a research grade telescope and take in the scenery. 

Field Trip to Jet Propulsion Laboratory (June 16, 2015) 


Field Trip to Newport Corporation (May 29, 2015)



Griffith Observatory (May 23, 2015)


We took a Saturday to visit the Griffith Observatory


Dr. Jean-Luc Doumont at UC Irvine (April 7, 2015)

We attended Dr. Jean-Luc Doumont’s talk titled, “How to Work Effectively During Your PhD”, hosted by UC Irvine.

Field Trip to TruTouch Technologies (Dec 2014)

We visited the local starter company TruTouch Technologies in Riverside, CA.