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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We strive to make our community, workforce and science diverse, equitable and inclusive.


Contact us: diversity@optica.org

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. – Louis Pasteur

We unite a diverse, worldwide population of students, scientists, engineers and professionals. We are committed to being inclusive. We strive to provide an atmosphere in which all people feel valued and respected and have access to the same opportunities.To remove barriers, we are investing in a growing and impactful suite of funding, programing and engagement opportunities. We invite you to join us in our unwavering commitment to address challenges and help us pave the way for a brighter and more inclusive future. 

 

Board of Directors
Board Directives & Initatives

Our leader's efforts to improve equity and inclusion across the society.

Code of Conduct
Policies & Procedures

Policies designed to ensure safe spaces and create an inclusive community.

OPN
Funding Opportunities

Explore funding available to reduce barriers to participation.

Ambassadors
Engagement Opporunities

Look into ways you can help create a more inclusive society. 

 


2021 Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy Recognition Winners Announced

Learn more about this year's winners Fujitsu NetworkCommunications, USA and ICFO, Spain.

Amplify Scholarship for Black Scientists & Engineeers

This scholarship is awarded annually to 10 Black undergraduate or graduate levels students. 

Exploring Diversity & Visibility Podcast

Listen to a podcast that explores diversity, visibility, and intersectionality through the unique perspectives of three OSA members – Timothy Imogore, Klaus Jaeger, and Sile Nic Chormaic.