WiO Receives Honorable Mention for OSA Award!

The College of Optical Science's Women in Optics organization was selected as honorable mention for the OSA Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy Recognition for our "hard work and dedication to diversity and inclusion within the community".  The top honors celebrated the work of Arlene Maclin, Frederique Vanholsbeeck, Ling-An Wu, and the Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology, who were recognized at the 2018 Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science Conference.  Check out the videos here to learn more about the inspiring work done by the honorees!

Join us for a Movie Night!

The first social event of the year will be a movie night on Friday, October 12th at 5:30 in 307. All are welcome, please stop by and enjoy some snacks and friends!

Also, please take a few minutes to fill out this quick survey about what kind of social events interest you!
Upcoming Events

October 6, 2018
OUTREACH- Science Saturdays
Abbett Library
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 11, 2018
General WiO Meeting
Meinel 654
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 12, 2018
SOCIAL- Movie Night!
Meinel 307
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 17, 2018
Student Union - Sonora Room
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

October 19, 2018
"CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap"
The Loft Cinema
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

SPIE Planners are here!

Each year, SPIE highlights women contributing to the field of optics through various STEM careers.  You can read their biographies online here and in the SPIE planners.  Pick up your free copy of the 2018-2019 edition in the academics office, undergrad lounge, or by attending any of our events! 

Careers in Tech: Exploring Data Centers with Facebook, Google, and Microsoft

The data center section is young, pioneering, and growing quickly.  In this invitational, interactive Tech Talk, hear from women leaders in the data center sector at Facebook, Google, and Microsoft - and why they want you to consider a career in tech.  This panel of leaders from the technology industry will encourage women and other underrepresented groups to consider the opportunities available, discuss their growth and success stories, and answer attendees' questions.
When: Friday, October 19th, 2018 
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Where: Sonora Room in the Student Union Memorial Center

This event is RSVP only, to register follow this link and fill out the google form:
Coordinated by Google, Facebook, Microsoft, WiO, WISE, TENWEST, and UA Student Engagement & Career Development

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

On October 19th, The Loft Cinema is hosting a screening of "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap", followed by a panel on women in computer science (including our own Adriana Stohn!).  For more info, check out the facbook event here.

Meet your 2018-2019 Board Members

President: Liliana Ruiz Diaz
Vice President: Diana Garland
Secretary: Alyssa Hocking
Treasurer: Jieun Ryu
Social Chair: Kira Hart
Outreach Chair: Emily Finan
Wow, we have a lot of upcoming events in October! Please reply to this email with any questions and if you would like to volunteer for upcoming outreach.  Hope to see you soon!
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