WiO Launching Your Career Symposium a Success

    Date Posted: 
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    OSC Women in Optics Launching Your Career Symposium

    The Women in Optics (WiO) 2016 Launching Your Career Symposium was deemed a resounding success by everyone involved. The event, which took place on April 16 at the College of Optical Sciences, brought STEM undergraduates, graduates and postdocs together with accomplished female leaders in industry and academia. The attendees participated in a panel discussion, a poster session and a workshop on personal and professional presentation.

    • Keynote Speaker: Lori Allen, NOAO Director of Kitt Peak National Observatory
    • Presenter: Mk Haley, Walt Disney Company Imagineer
    • Panel Members:
      • Swati Singh, University of Arizona, Physics Postdoc
      • Elizabeth Todd, Raytheon Missile Systems, Physics Ph.D.
      • Alessandra Springmann, University of Arizona, Planetary Astronomer
      • Debrah Thompson, HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Chief Technology Officer
    • Panel Moderator: Katie Schwertz, Edmund Optics, Optical Research Engineer 

    Photos of the event are available on the official Launching Your Career Symposium website. More information on the 2017 symposium will be made available in the coming year.