Welcome to Photobears!

We are the joint student chapter of the SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) and OSA (Optical Society of America) at the University of California, Berkeley. The club is student-operated by individuals who are dedicated to advancing the field of optics. Our members are affiliated with several departments on campus including Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Astronomy, Vision Science and Optometry. We are commited to promoting the optics community on campus.


To become involved in PhotoBears, attend a PhotoBears meeting or contact the current members. Fall 2016 PhotoBears meetings are held every other Tuesday, from 2pm - 3pm, in 531 Cory through May 10.

To receive PhotoBears news, join our Google Group, join our Facebook group, or subscribe to the optics mailing list at UC Berkeley (list name: "optics").