OSA Minorities and Women Share their Stories

Patricia Daukantas

A trio of OSA past presidents discussed their career experiences at the Frontiers in Optics conference.


Scatterings imageOSA past presidents Elsa Garmire (left), Anthony Johnson and Susan Houde-Walter speak to attendees at the MWOSA luncheon.

One spent years juggling postdoctoral fellowships and “soft money” before becoming a tenured professor. Another became involved in OSA by asking what she could do. A third was asked at his first committee meeting to fetch some coffee for the other attendees.

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