2nd Annual Prism Week

    Date Posted: 
    Monday, January 25, 2021

    Last February WiO and SOCk held the first-ever Prism Week at OSC with sponsorship from OSA, SPIE, OSC, and local optics companies. This February will be the second annual Prism Week! We are so happy to continue these events and give everyone at OSC an opportunity to participate and celebrate diversity in the college. Things will be a little different this year, as events will be held online. Take a look at the days planned so far! 

    Prism Week Schedule (Download the Poster)

    • Monday, February 8th: Physical and Mental Health Support Day - Highlighting what mental health looks like, available resources, and how to assert personal and professional boundaries.
    • Tuesday, February 9th: All Paths Lead to Optics - Recognition of students, staff, and faculty from non-traditional family backgrounds including socio-economic status, first-generation students, and international students, faculty, and staff
    • Wednesday, February 10th: Celebration of Racial Minorities - WiO would like to specifically highlight the contributions from Black, Latinx, and Native American members of the OSC community.
    • Thursday, February 11th: International Women and Girls in STEM Day - On this day WiO will be highlighting Women and Gender Minorities as well as the LGBTQA+ community.
    • Friday, February 12th: Inclusion Celebration Day - WiO will end the week with a face mask decorating activity to celebrate all of the identities present at OSC!

    If you are interested in volunteering to help run a specific event, please fill out this volunteer form

    The Prism Week team is looking to highlight members of the optics community who come from non-traditional backgrounds. If you would like to participate or nominate someone to be apart of this panel, please fill out this Panelist Nomination Form.