Dr. Susan N. Houde-Walter

Honoring Elsa Garmire

Submitted by Dr. Susan N. Houde-Walter

Elsa Garmire was the second woman to be elected president of OSA. I met her when organizing a seminar about balancing career and personal life. I published her remarks in chapter 49 of "A Jewel In the Crown," ed. by Carlos Stroud. My favorite was "The technical community is really a very close-knit community...the Optical Society is a tribe and the people will be there. So whatever friendships you make, or enemies you make, are going to be with you for your life, so remember that...".

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