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Welcome to the Fall 2011 edition of Focal Point, an e-newsletter written by OSA Student Chapter and Local Section members!  This update is a great way to learn about the wide range of member activities taking place around the world.

If you are interested in joining a chapter, please review this list of locations. If your university doesn’t have a chapter, please consider starting one. Having a chapter brings you great opportunities for professional development, networking and fun!

You can also connect with us at the OSA Social Media Hub.

And don’t forget, the due date for new Focal Point articles is 31 December —tell us what you’ve been up to!

In this issue:

News from Student Chapters

News from OSA



OSA is happy to welcome these new Student Chapters: University of Electronic Science and Technology (China), Samara Branch of Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia), Beijing Institute of China (China), The University of Western Australia- Perth (Australia), Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), Washington University in St. Louis (United States), Astrakhan State University (Russia). Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India), Harvard University (United States), Pennsylvania State University (United States), Hyderabad Students of the OSA (India), St. Joseph's College of Engineering (India), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (Mexico).

Please forward this newsletter to others who may be interested.

Helpful information about Local Section and Student Chapter resources is available online---please check it out and send us your suggestions!

Please call or email 202-416-1432 or at any time. We look forward to hearing from you!