The Optical Society

Sariah Mevs Phipps

The Optical Society Intern

Monday, August 20, 2018

Brigette Smith

I am writing this as I sit on my balcony in Bangkok overlooking the most beautiful vegetation I have seen in my life.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Brigette Smith

This week at work has been a little different since my main supervisors are away at Siegman International School on Lasers in Sweden. That means I have been mostly working on wrapping up my various projects as I see fit and reporting to the OSAF director.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Brigette Smith

This past week has probably been the busiest of the summer for me. Sunday evening I came in to OSA early to finish preparing the conference room for Innovation school and set up a table for participants to check in.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Brigette Smith

The beginning of this week has been rather mundane. At this point in the internship I’m pretty settled into my daily routines. I know what I need to get done everyday and all the projects I have are very similar to things I’ve been doing throughout the summer.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Brigette Smith

Work has been pretty intense lately. I have been taking on new tasks every week and I’m always so worried I’ll let one of the smaller projects slip through the cracks.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Brigette Smith

This week, aside from finishing up the excel sheets finally, I’ve been working really hard to create an OSA Discover blog post for LGBT in STEM day (July 5th).

Friday, June 29, 2018

Brigette Smith

OSA ambassadors are emerging leaders in the field of optics and photonics and they provide career advice, technical knowledge and mentorship to students and early career professionals.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Brigette Smith

Late night walks have sort of become my thing lately.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Brigette Smith

Last Saturday OSA hosted their annual “celebration of Inclusion.” OSA just happens to be positioned at the very start of the DC Pride Parade so each year they throw a party on the back patio with food and drinks and music for everyone to enjoy while the parade goes right by.