Submit a Tribute

In recognition of the importance mentors play in shaping our lives, the foundation has created a program allowing members of the optics and photonics community an opportunity to publicly recognize someone who has served as a mentor. The goal of the program is to honor great mentors and remind us all of the important roles mentors have in our careers and lives.

This program allows you to post an acknowledgement (with photo if desired) to a tributes board and to the @OpticalSociety twitter account. Additionally, if an email is provided the person you honor will receive an email alert of your consideration which will include your tribute.

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