OSA members share about their work, sources of inspiration, tales from recent events, the value of OSA membership, and more.



Willa Rawlinson

In the course of my career I came out as a transgender woman and began my transition. Going to the Minorities and Women's networking events at OSA has helped me to get a better feel for navigating the professional world as an out trans woman and the conference as a whole has given me valuable networking skills. Out of the four FiO conferences I have attended I have gone to three as my true self.
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Peter Andersen

Early in my studies, I realised that OSA journals were a great source of high quality papers and of high importance to my work - and they still are. I am proud to take part in maintaining this source of information as an OSA editor (as well as author). Continue Reading

Joël Cabrel Tchahame Nougnihi

Thanks to OSA, I can share my research to a large part of the scientific community, through publications. Thus contributing to the progress of science, knowledge and technology. Similarly, conferences partly (or entirely) funded by the OSA, allow me to confront my research results and improve my professional network through meetings, discussions and exchanges. Continue Reading

Nicholas Wong

Being a student member of the OSA has opened up a plethora of professional opportunities. In this year alone, I am privileged to have been able to attend three OSA meetings and conferences, namely, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) in San Jose, California, USA, where I presented my first photonics paper; the Siegman International School on Lasers in Amberg Germany; and the Student Leadership Conference (SLC) held in conjunction with the Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science (FiO... Continue Reading

Krishnapriya sr

I am doing PhD at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. Our university has got active student chapter of OSA which do lot of outreach program which helps us to build the social responsibility although being in science career. OSA offers lot of benefits to persons in blooming stage of scientific career like travel grants, reduced admission fees for conferences.   When I presented my work at an OSA meeting, it helped me to meet experts in that field and get their view and... Continue Reading