Professional Development

Professional Development

We are proud to sponsor professional development workshops and lectures and networking opportunities as part of the Student Chapter Leadership Meeting and student programming during Frontiers in Optics (FiO).

In 2012 Students and Young Professionals who attended the Frontiers in Optics (FiO) had access to opportunities including:

OSA Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) Workshop

Provides young professionals from around the globe with a forum to discuss the challenges and opportunities of start-up enterprises and to hear first-hand from successful optics entrepreneurs.

Attendees heard from the following industry leaders:

Dr. Milton Chang, Managing Director of Incubic Management, LLC
Dr. G. Michael Morris, Chief Executive Officer of Apolo Optical Systems, Inc.
Dr. Laura Ann Weller-Brophy, Chief Executive Officer of FluoroLogic, Inc.

VIP Industry Leaders Networking Event: Connecting Corporate Executives, Young Professionals and Students

Brings together Industry Executives to share their business experience - from how they started their careers and lessons learned along the way, to using their degree in an executive position - with Young Professionals and Students.

Corporate Executive Participants:

Rick Corey, President, OpticsProfessionals
Turan Erdogan, CTO, IDEX Optics and Photonics
Jennifer Kruschwitz, President & Principal Engineer, JK Consulting
Brian Samoriski, President, Bristol Instruments
Andy Germanow, President, Germanow-Simon Companies
Bill Hurley, President, Rochester Precision Optics
Paul Then, Commercial Technology Director, Advanced Optics, Corning Incorporated
Mark Tolbert, President/CEO, TOPTICA Photonics Inc.
Rick Plympton, CEO and VP of Sales and Marketing, Optimax Systems, Inc.


Professional Development opportunity

Professional Development opportunity

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