04 – 06 November 2013:  Active Learning on Optics and Photonics (ALOP) activity, Carthage-Tunisia


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02 November 2013:  In parallel to the Active Learning on Optics and Photonics (ALOP) activity, that took place in Carthage-Tunis,  where Prof  Vasudevan “Vengu” Lakshminarayananprofessor of Optometry, Electrical Engineering and Physics at University of Waterloo in Canada, was present to teach his module, we invited him to our school and made him discover our research lab « GRESCOM » as well as the optical demonstrations given for engineering students of SUPCOM.

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05 – 10 October 2013:  Invitation of our OSA president Amor GUEDDANA to attend the 2013 OSA Student Chapter Leadership meeting  and FiO conference which were held in the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA.

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Amor GUEDDANA with John Taylor, OSA Staff,

Student Membership & Programming Specialist.

Amor GUEDDANA with  Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan,OSA Fellow, and Anthony M. Johnson, 2001 OSA President

Amor GUEDDANA with Dr. Baha E.A. SALAH, Dean & Director, Professor of Optics at CREOL, OSA Journal Editor and Fellow.

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Coffee Break, before attending the talk of Dr.Anthony M.Johnson about the « International Year of Light »

 Amor GUEDDANA with the Chinese Student Chapters Representatives. OSA/SPS Student Member Reception in the Howl at the Moon Resto-Bar.

31 August – 08 September 2013: Organization of the First African Summer School on Optics and Applications to Sustainable Development (ASOSD), Carthage, Tunisia.


This school is organized by the Optical Society of Tunisia under the cosponsorship and endorsement of the ICO, OSA, SPIE, LAM Network, NANOAFNET and ALC.

The summer school took place at Carthage Hannibal, Tunis from 31 August to 08 September 2013.

The summer school is intended to be the first of a series of schools/workshops that are going to be organised periodically by universities in African countries, in order to provide education and training for advanced graduate students, and postdocs faculty who would like to acquire sufficient knowledge to begin having an impact in research areas based on optics, laser science and technology.

The motivation of the organisation of the meeting is to highlight the importance of optics, its scientific study, its role in culture and art, and the application of light-based technologies for global development. Light is at the origin of all life, it plays a central role in human activities, and has revolutionized society through medicine and communications, entertainment and culture. As light becomes a key cross-cutting discipline of science in the 21st century, it is essential that its importance is fully appreciated. It is equally vital that the brightest young minds from all areas of the world continue to be attracted to careers in this field.

For further information please visit the ASOSD website.

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23 – 26 July 2013: Organization of the 12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference (ETOP’2013), Porto, Portugal.

This conference is organized by Portugal’ and Tunisia’ Territorial Committees of ICO. It took place at Faculty of Science of the University of Porto in Porto, Portugal on July 23 to 26, 2013.

For more information please visit ETOP’2013

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17 May 2013: Optics Suitcase Activity (OSA) in the Secondary school of Hammamet, Tunisia.

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11 – 12 March 2013: Organization of the COACh workshop  for Advancing Careers for Women in Science, FST, Tunisia.

The workshop was animated by professors :

Prof. Nora BERRAH (Physics Dep., Western Michigan Univ., USA), and

Prof. Geraldine RICHMOND (Chemistry Dep., Univ.of Oregon, USA).

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It took place on March, 11th and 12th, 2013 at the salle polyvalente of the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis (FST), Tunis.

The scope of the workshop is to:

– Publishing Research Results in Peer Reviewed Journals

– Career Launch and Acceleration: Making the Most of Those First Years

– The Art of Effective Proposal Writing

– Effective Leadership Skills for Women

For the registration, Please send an email to:

The attendance is free of charge including Coffee Breaks !

For more information:


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