In this year 2018 the IEEE Photonics Italy Chapter has won a double Award:
The IEEE 2018 Chapter of the Year Award, for “…their innovative technical programming as well as for building an environment that reflects the rich diversity of the photonics community. From organizing the “1st International School on Nano-Tooling” and supporting governmental initiatives related to quantum technologies to continually holding Women in Photonics, Young Professionals and STEM Outreach programming, the Italy chapter consistently provides concrete educational opportunities for its members. This past year the chapter reached and positively impacted over 1,500 people with photonics in their region”
The IEEE 2018 Senior Member Initiative Award, for “elevating 26 members to IEEE Senior Member and 6 members to IEEE Fellow. This was accomplished through regular elevation recruitment communications and meetings with the Chapter’s leadership committee and the IEEE Italy Section. The Italy chapter makes every effort to ensure different sectors are reached and are attentive to the varying needs of the photonics community. The chapter also takes pride that women make up 35% of their leadership committee, better than the Society average, which the Chapter believes contributes to the diverse make-up of their elevated members.“
Congratulations to Silvia M. Pietralunga (President), Antonio d’Alessandro (Vice President) and to the whole team.