Throughout the academic year we visited local fifth-grade classrooms and taught the students about the properties of light. The sessions culminated with the students designing and building their own 'laser-table' setup, where they would try to hit a target with a laser bounced off of one or two mirrors.
We sent one student to the SPIE Photonics West conference.
We had a series of student speakers present to a student audience in order to practice their skills for conferences and job talks. We also had a professional speaker, Jean-luc Doumont give his talk titled "How leaders persuade others."
During the year we would have events where our members could get together, eat and get to know each other.
Our officers would also meet for food and socialization.