Minorities & Women in OSA

Minorities and Women in OSA (MWOSA) is dedicated to providing focused educational and networking opportunities, career support, grant information and related services to minorities and women in optics and photonics.

Minorities and Women in OSA (MWOSA) Networking Reception 2015
Tuesday, 20 October, 16:00 – 17:00
Atherton Room, Fairmont San Jose
Please join the MWOSA community for a networking reception where we will celebrate the OSA Foundation grant award recipients and network with members dedicated to diversity and inclusion. The registration process is EASY! To confirm your attendance Check the MWOSA Networking Reception box when filling out the FiO Registration Form.

MWOSA 2014 Networking Reception
Our guest speaker for the 2014 MWOSA networking event was Dr. Jessie Rosenberg. She is a Research Staff Member at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center, where she focuses on developing silicon photonics technology integrated with CMOS electronics for optical communication applications. She received a Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 2010 at the age of 23, and was recently named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list of innovators in science.

MWOSA 2013 Networking Reception
Our guest speaker for the 2013 MWOSA Networking event was WiSTEE Founder and Chairperson Dr. Jie Qiao, associate professor at the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology.  She discussed promoting women leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship; bridging the gap between Science and Business; and providing a forum to learn, connect and lead.  Couldn’t attend the MWOSA event? You can view the 2013 Networking Reception presentation here.

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.

OSA History Women in Optics Exhibit
OSA has collected photos, biographies, oral history interviews, and other resources featuring the amazing women who have helped to shape the field of optics.

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.

MWOSA provides news and information about professional development opportunities, awards, grants and other related services for minorities and women in optics and photonics.

Media Library
MWOSA media library features guest speaker presentations on topics and issues of special interest to female and minority scientists.