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Senior Member Programs

Annual Receptions

Each year, we gather to honor our Senior Members at the Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS Conference (FiO+LS). Join us at to celebrate our member's accomplishments and network with others across your field. 

Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS Conference (FiO+LS)



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Mastering Impromtpu Speaking

Some of our most critical speaking situations happen when we are unprepared. The way in which we speak off the cuff is partly how our leadership skills will be measured. Impromptu speaking is a skill which we can build with practice and feedback. In this interactive training, you will learn a strategic framework for speaking clearly and concisely with no advanced preparation. You will receive instructor feedback by volunteering to answer questions using the strategic framework you just learned. You will retain the strategies by role-playing difficult and impromptu questions among peers in a breakout group. You will leave the session with more confidence and more tools to speak up in your most important professional settings.

Five Tips for Writing Winning Grant Proposals

To have a successful career in science, you must be able to convince strangers to give you enormous sums of money. However, competition for those dollars is fierce and unfortunately, many scientists miss the mark writing research proposals. Dr. Damon Diehl is determined to change that and make reviewers’ jobs more difficult by arming scientists and engineers with the tools they need to craft compelling grant proposals. This webinar teaches how to identify organizations that WANT to give you money out of the thousands of grants that are available so that you can prioritize and focus your efforts on those with the highest return. This program is intended for Optica Senior Members Only.

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