OSA Member Newsletter

March 2021 Issue
Focus On Optics
“Course correcting” an optics career
In the March 2021 issue of OPN, OSA Early Career Member Fernando Diaz offers a personal account of his journey from academia to industry, in which he describes how he became one of the first employees at Australian lidar startup, Baraja. Along the way, he reports, he learned the value of continually being open to midcourse corrections in your career track. “After committing several missteps in my own career journey, I’ve come to believe that altering course can be the best move, even if it’s hard,” says Diaz. “Don’t be scared to alter your course when the time comes.”

Other recent content in OPN’s Careers channel includes a report on a new survey that investigated the impact of the switch to digital instruction in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and a story on another study documenting how reforming immigration policies for non-U.S. STEM doctorates could benefit the U.S. economy and boost innovation.
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Live Online or On-Demand
CLEO will be presented in an all-virtual format, 09 – 14 May: 2,000+ technical presentations on the latest advances in science and applications of lasers and opto-electronics.
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New Virtual Events for Students and Early Career Professionals
This 5-part interactive series, hosted by OIDA and the OSA Foundation and sponsored by Go!Foton, brings together our diverse community to tackle the process of moving beyond academia.
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OFC Confirms Virtual Format
OFC will be an all-virtual event, 06 – 11 June 2021: A comprehensive technical conference and virtual exhibition. Sessions scheduled at times convenient for many time zones.  
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Honoring the Optics Community
2021 Award/Medal Winners
We are pleased to recognize 17 honorees for their distinguished technical, research, education, business, leadership and service accomplishments.
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Career Insights Webinar
Register today for the Honorary Member webinar event on 26 March. Learn more about Milton Chang and Erich Ippen, and get your questions answered.
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We Are OSA
#WeAreOSA is a new series of podcasts and blogs featuring inspirational stories and perspectives from scientists and engineers improving the world.
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OSA Fellow Spotlight
Learn what kept 2018 Fellow Mona Jarrahi excited about her terahertz research and why collaboration is key to making advances.
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Diversity & Inclusion
Celebrate Women in Optics
View posts on women in optics, read about Patricia Bath and the historical role of women in science, and register for the upcoming DiversiWiki program to improve representation in Wikipedia.  
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Community Matters
Turan Erdogan, Chair,
OSA Nominating Council
Nominate Today!
Know an OSA member with the enthusiasm, dedication and leadership ability to serve on the OSA Board of Directors? The Nominating Council is calling for suggestions for the 2022 Board of Directors election by 1 June. Read more.

For more information contact: shornback@osa.org
Become an Innovator!
The school's focus is on acclimating those with an intrapreneurial/entrepreneurial drive to the language, culture and methodology of business. Read more.
Dates, Location Announced
Frontiers in Optics will be held 31 October – 04 November at the Washington Hilton, Washington, DC. Hybrid format—in-person and online. Paper submissions open in March. Read more.
Video Interface for OSA
This integrated search and browse platform improves accessibility and discoverability of OSA Meetings. Read more.
Transparent Peer Review
This new option allows authors and reviewers to publish the peer review correspondence associated with an Optica article, providing insight into the peer review process at this high-profile journal. Read more.
Stay Current with Events
Check the 2021 OSA Meetings calendar for current information on event status. All-virtual formats have been announced for Biophotonics Congress and Optical Design and Fabrication. Read more.
Virtual Career Fair
The OSA Virtual Career Fair taking place on 25 March, connects you with our vast, global community of students and professionals. Read more.
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