Public Policy Committee


OSA Public Policy Committee

 

OSA Public Policy Committee members at the 2015 OSA Winter Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C.


The OSA Public Policy Committee focuses its efforts on promoting the importance of basic research and federal R&D funding and raising awareness of optics and photonics among key Congressional offices. Following are the Committee's current responsibilities:

  • Oversee OSA's public policy program, including member education, congressional/agency relationships and coalition building
  • Oversee OSA's efforts to educate the public on science and technology policy issues
  • Advise the OSA Board of Directors on public policy positions
  • Advise the OSA Board of Directors on legislative, regulatory and funding areas warranting OSA attention
  • Oversee selection of OSA/MRS and Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellows

OSA 2015 Public Policy Committee

Name

Term

Michael Mielke, Chair
TRUMPF, Inc.

(2015-2016)

Adam Zysk, Past Chair
Diagnostic Photonics, Inc.

(2015)

Amy Eskilson
Inrad Optics

(2015-2017)

Matthew Weed
Open Photonics, Inc.

(2015-2017)

Audrey Ellerbee
Stanford University

(2015-2017)

Jie Qiao
Rochester Institute of Technology

(2015-2017)

Chris Schaffer
Cornell University

(2014-2016)

Jennifer Decker
Embassy of Canada

(2013-2015)

Charles Falco
University of Arizona

(2013-2015)

OSA Staff Liaisons

  • Elizabeth Rogan, Chief Executive Officer
    Phone: +1 202.416.1484
    erogan@osa.org
  • Laura Kolton, Director of Government Affairs
    Phone: +1 202.416.1499
    lkolto@osa.org
  •  
  • Brandy Dillingham Government Relations Specialist
  • Phone: +1 202.416.1409
  • bdillingham@osa.org
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