13 April 2018

The Optical Society Joins with Scientific Organizations to March for Science

The leading professional society for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs in the science of light will participate in the second march to advocate for science education and policy
WASHINGTON — The Optical Society (OSA) today announces plans to support the March for Science, planned for Saturday, 14 April. OSA will join the 200+ organizations, which are formally participating in the March for Science. Satellite marches planned in parallel around the world and OSA will support members who want to participate, wherever the march is located. For events being hosted in Washington, DC, OSA has partnered with the American Physical Society (APS).
Event details:
  • 08:00 a.m. ET- 5:00: OSA/APS member open house at the Jarus Quinn Building, 2010 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
  • 09:00 a.m. ET- 1200 p.m. ET: March for Science teach-in program on the National Mall (advanced registration)
  • 11:00 a.m. ET- 12:00 p.m. ET: OSA/APS co-sponsored teach-in on the Washington DC National Mall featuring Professor James Kakalios, University of Minnesota
  • 12:00 p.m. ET- 2:30 p.m. ET: OSA/APS co-sponsored demonstration table on the National Mall.
  • 2:30 p.m. ET- The Official March for Science on the Washington DC National Mall.
OSA is joining our members and other supporters to exemplify the importance of partnerships formed between scientists and the broader community around the world. The activities, collectively known as the March for Science, provide a unique opportunity to show the value of scientific advancement. 

About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit: osa.org.

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