OSA Minorities & Women in OSA newsletter

In this issue:

OSA Online History Exhibit Featuring Women in Optics

Minorities & Women in OSA Media Library

MWOSA in NEWS

Upcoming Events

Career Resources

Additional Resources of Interest

March is National Women's History Month

The 2014 theme for National Women’s History Month is "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.” During this month we honor the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination of women in Optics and Photonics. Join us in our activities and help celebrate:

  • Like, Share, and re-post our daily Facebook posts.
  • Follow us on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag #MWOSA and #WMNHIST.

Gale Mamatova

Education & Member Services Manager
The Optical Society

OSA Online History Exhibit Featuring Women in Optics

OSA has collected photos, biographies, oral history interviews, and other resources featuring the amazing women who have helped to shape the field of optics. Below, you can learn more about two OSA Presidents who are women leaders in optics and photonics.
 

Donna T. Strickland
Donna T. Strickland

Donna Strickland received her B. Eng. Degree in Physics, from McMaster University in 1981. She graduated from the University of Rochester in 1989 with a Ph.D. in Optics. Along with her Ph.D. supervisor, Dr. Gerard Mourou, Donna Strickland co-invented Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA), which made it possible to amplify ultra-short pulses to unprecedented levels... click here to read more.

Elsa Garmire
Elsa Garmire

Elsa Garmire, the Sydney E. Junkins Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth College, received an A.B. at Harvard and Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both in physics. As a graduate student working with Charles Townes at MIT, Garmire demonstrated important nonlinear effects produced by powerful laser beams acting on atoms and molecules...click here to read more.

 

Minorities & Women in OSA Media Library

MWOSA media library features programs that include guest speaker presentations on topics and issues of special interest to female and minority scientists. We have highlighted two recent programs:

  • 2013 MWOSA Networking Reception featuring Dr. Jie Qiao
    MWOSA 2013 speaker Dr. Jie Qiao discussed women leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship; bridging the gap between Science and Business; and providing a forum to learn, connect and lead.
  • MWOSA Event 2011: OSA Board Panel Discussion
    The MWOSA tea panel discussion featuring OSA CEO Elizabeth Rogan, and OSA Board of Directors Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester; Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo & Laura Weller-Brophy, FluoroLogic, Inc.

 

MWOSA in NEWS

 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events/Global Calendar
Listing an optics and photonics related event in this calendar is open to all; OSA encourages you to add events of interest to the optics and photonics community.

OFC 2014
9-13 March 2014
San Francisco, California, USA

CLEO 2014
8-13 June 2014
San Jose, California, USA

FiO/LS 2014
19-23 October 2014
Tucson, Arizona, USA

 

Career Resources

Post-Doctoral/Internships
OSA provides links to a variety of post-doctoral opportunities.

WORKinOPTICS.com
As a niche online job board, www.WORKinOPTICS.com more efficiently connects employers, job seekers and consultants within the optics and photonics community compared to broader job boards.

 

Additional Resources of Interest

Interview Series
The Minorities and Women in Science Interviews are feature articles that include conversations with individuals who have devoted their careers to optics and photonics. Read what researchers, business professionals and educators have to say about their careers and work-life balance.

MWOSA Fellows
OSA members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics may be proposed for election to the class of Fellow. Click here to read for insights from some of the brightest minds working in our field: OSA's female Fellow Members.

Partnership with WiSTEE CONNECT
WiSTEE’s vision is to promote women leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship (STEE), bridge the gap between Science and Business, and provide a forum to learn, connect and lead. WiSTEE Connect aims to provide concrete support to help women to gain regional connections and global impact in STEE fields. Visit WiSTEE website for more information.

Newsletters
MWOSA Newsletters is part of the special programming and services OSA provides in support of minority and female members of our community. These newsletters feature videos, interviews and other content of interest to the MWOSA community.
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Resources
MWOSA provides news and information about professional development opportunities, awards, grants and other related services for minorities and women in optics and photonics.