President and vice-president of SPIE Student Chapter of the University of Trento: Tatevik Chalyan and Claudio Castellan, took part in the SPIE annual meeting on 6-10 August, San Diego, California, within the SPIE Optics + Photonics 2017 conference.  They got the People's Choice prize with an experiment on the Snell’s law. 

Chapter officers participated in the Optics Outreach Games Demonstrations where elegant, ingenious, and fun SPIE Student Chapter outreach projects were evaluated by judges and enjoyed by all.  They won the People's Choice with their Magic Water demonstration, where physical laws of light reflection and absorption, the idea of critical angle, and internal reflection in water are introduced with funny and easy to do experiments that may be replicated without special equipment. More info by Tatev and Claudio.