Honor Colleagues

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Sir Isaac Newton, 1676

OSA and the optics and photonics community have a long tradition of honoring and commemorating exceptional leadership and aspirational figures in our fields. To help capture this legacy OSA provides the opportunity to recognize those who have impacted their research, careers, and lives.

Celebrating International Women and Girls in Science Day

Paying Tribute to Women & Girls in Science

Celebrate the International Women & Girls in Science Day with OSA by paying tribute to an influential women or girl in science.

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Arlene Smith mentoring students.

Honoring our Mentors

In recognition of the importance mentors play in shaping our lives, the OSA Foundation (OSAF) has created an “Honor Your Mentor” program allowing members of the optics and photonics community an opportunity to publicly recognize someone who has served as a mentor.

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