Congressional Visits Day 2016

Congressional Visits Day 2016 - April 12&13

The Optical Society along with its National Photonics Initiative (NPI) partners participated in the 2016 Congressional Visits Day to advocate for optics and photonics.
Documents delivered to members of Congress during Congressional Visits Day 2016:
 

Photos of the visits with members of Congress

  
 
New York team meets with Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY).  Front row, left to right:
Tom Battley, Sen. Schumer, and Edward White.  Back row, left to right: Fabrizio Buccheri, Jacob Wirth, and Richard Vodhanel.
 
Edward White, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Fabrizio Buccheri, Jacob Wirth, and Tom Battley. Pennsylvania team discusses photonics with Rep. Charles Dent (R-PA).  
 
Alex Sincore, Yoon Kyung Lee, Rep. John
Mica (R-FL), Richard Benson, Marc Himel
 
Indiana team discusses the NPI message
with Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
Azad Siahmakoun, Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Eric Wandel.  
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) with
Kyle Lynch-Klarup.
 


Photos from the STEM on the Hill reception hosted by the Science, Engineering and Technology Working Group (SETWG)

 
Reception guests learning about optics
from the OSA Centennial booth.
 
NPI booth at the reception. Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) was one of four recipients of the 2016 George E. Brown, Jr. award given out by SETWG.
   
Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) was one of
four recipients of the 2016 George E.
Brown, Jr. award given out by SETWG.