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Ambassador Accomplishments

Ambassador Created Programs

Becoming an OSA Ambassador is a lifelong distinction and some of our OSA Ambassadors have created long-term programs to help students and early career professionals be successful professionals in the field of optics and photonics. 

How to Give an Effective Presentation

Created By:
Arti Agrawal, 2016
Michelle Sander, 2017
Yoshitomo Okawashi, 2017
Danuta Sampson, 2017
Amol Choudhary, 2019



Created By:
Yaseera Ismail, 2017
Gabrielle Thomas, 2019

Maria Vinas Pena, 2019

Elevator Pitch

Communication skills are pandemic-proof! Being able to communicate the understanding, relevance and impact of a scientific concept in a couple of minutes can enhance your ability to make new connections, secure funding or even get a job. When scientists can communicate effectively, science thrives. More effective communicators can build support for science, promote understanding of its wider relevance to society, and encourage more informed decision-making at all levels. 

Come improve your skills, grow your confidence communicating science, and join the inaugural OSA Virtual Elevator Pitch Competition (VEPC)! 

Top participants will receive 1-year OSA membership and cash prizes!

**** Bonus points for anyone who presents in English when it is not their first language. ****

Register & submit your 3-minute pitch video + 1 pdf slide by Wednesday the 30th of September 2020 here.

Created By:
Kimberly Reichel, 2019
Niamh Kavangh, 2020

Ambassador Honors and Service

Not only have Ambassadors created programs to strengthen our Society, but they have also served in a variety of capacities and won distinctions and awards as well.