Additional programming held throughout FiO and designed with the student development experience in mind. These sessions are optional but worthwhile! All held in the Student Lounge on the Exhibit Floor.
10:00 – 10:30
Student chapter chit-chat
Karl Mick, Optica
Terence Rooney, Optica
Chapter gurus Karl Mick and Terence Rooney are here to field your queries! Want to start a chapter? Looking to maximize chapter benefits? Trying to transition your chapter leadership to incoming officers or seeking guidance on submitting an effective grant application? Then look no further!
12:30 – 13:00
Asians in optics
Sangyeon (Fred) Cho and Linhui Yu, Harvard Medical School
This program aims to facilitating the networking of Asian early career professionals and students in optics and photonics. We will discuss about the way of encouraging the Asian researchers’ and professionals’ engagement and collaboration within professional societies
14:00 – 14:30
Women in Optics: Challenges in optica and photonics careers - Thriving at all levels
Maria Vinas Pena and Linhui Yu, Harvard Medical School
Join us for a career development discussion with some of the OPTICA female luminaries on challenges professionals face in optics and photonics careers. The event's second half (this half) will be a networking session for attendees in the lounge. All are welcome.
14:30 – 15:00
Storytelling techniques for scientific talks
Rodrigo Benevides, ETH Zurich
One of the biggest challenges in science is to deliver your messages effectively, especially at large events such as conferences and symposiums. We will discuss how to use storytelling techniques to engage and captivate your audience during your scientific presentations.
15:30 – 16:30
Come network with Optica staff, early career professionals, and other students over imported beers and pretzels.
This following session will be held in the Empire Lobby of the Convention Center.
19:30 - 21:00
Picture a Scientist!
Join us for a movie night with popcorn and beer! PICTURE A SCIENTIST is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
Read more about the film.