Congressional Visits Day 2017

Congressional Visits Day 2017 - April 25 & 26

The Optical Society and its National Photonics Initiatve (NPI) partners participated in the 2017 Congressional Visits Day to advocate for optics and photonics.

Documents delivered to members of Congress during Congressional Visits Day 2017:

Photos from Congressional Visits Day 2017:

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) with Jung Park
and Matthew Abernathy
Andrea Goering, Laura Kolton,
Sean Anderson, Rep. Charles Dent (R-PA),
and Khodadad Dinyari
New York team meeting with
Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) and his staff
The NPI held a training session for CVD participants at OSA Headquarters Some CVD participants learned about the Congressional Fellowship program from 2015-2016 OSA/SPIE Congressional Fellow Jennifer Brookes Dale Karas, Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI),
Jung Park, and Laura Kolton
Daniel Smalley after meeting with
the staff of Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
Lahsen Assoufid, Joshua Miller, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), and Hemang Jani  
Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA)
and Viktor Podolskiy
Barbara Darnell, Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-MA), Viktor Podolskiy, and Judith Birkenfeld