OSA Rochester Section

The Rochester Section of the Optical Society of America is a group of people in the optics industry interested in promoting the knowledge of optics for the local community.


The Future of Optics in Rochester



Tom Battley



The Rochester Section of the Optical Society is pleased to host an evening with Tom Battley to discuss the future of the Rochester region's optics, photonics, and imaging industry and the workforce needed to support it.


Enjoy this talk on Tuesday, September 29th at 7PM.







Our educational outreach efforts help inspire middle school students!
Please see the outreach page below for the media coverage highlighted by the OSA Foundation.  
Media coverage on our educational outreach


ROSA Newsletter

ROSA sends out newsletters on occasion to keep our membership informed about our activities.  The most recent newsletter may be viewed and downloaded at the link below:

  Newsletters from previous months can be found in      the news section.

Educational Activities

The Rochester Section is active in the support of optics education in area schools. The Rochester Section developed its Optics Suitcase in 1999. The Optics Suitcase is an innovative, interactive presentation package designed to introduce middle school students to many of the concepts of optics as well as other sciences.

Information on Joining

For information on how to join, please see our new membership form online. We still support both online and traditional postal membership renewal methods. Miscellaneous questions can be answered by our secretary

Upcoming events

November 17, 2015 7:00 PM • UR/ LLE East Lobby
December 01, 2015 7:00 PM • UR/ LLE East Lobby

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