Members, Family and Friends Program
OSA is committed to making participation in the Society rewarding and enjoyable for everyone in the OSA community - including members, volunteers, customers, spouses, and family members. The OSA External Relations Advisory Group, launched in January 2008, focuses on developing strategies, programs, and activities designed to enhance your interactions with OSA.
Grants of up to four hundred dollars (US$ 400) per family, per calendar year, are available to assist OSA members who are bringing children to selected OSA-sponsored meetings or conferences or who incur additional expenses in leaving them at home (e.g., extra day care or babysitting services). Grants may be used for a single meeting or may be divided between eligible conferences during the calendar year.
Grant recipients are solely responsible for their choice of child care provider. OSA does not endorse any child care providers.
Questions? Contact Mpaterson@osa.org.
Events and Activities
The Advisory Group has planned a series of member, families and friends activities at OSA meetings and conferences. Click on the links below for information about individual events, and watch this space for announcements of upcoming activities!
Past Family and Friends Events
2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
OSA External Relations Advisory Group
Elizabeth Anne Fantone, Chair, Optikos Corporation, USA
San-Hui Chi, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- Judy Donnelly, Three Rivers Community College,USA
G. Groot Gregory, Optical Research Associates, USA
Weihua Guan, Oplink Communications, USA
Duncan MacFarlane, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Zhongqi Pan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
Ting-Chung Poon, Virginia Tech, USA
James van Howe, Augustana College, USA