Sariah Mevs Phipps
Brigham Young University-Idaho
The Optical Society Intern
The Optical Society
For over one hundred years, The Optical Society has worked to promote the generation, dissemination, and application of knowledge in optics and photonics. OSA serves the global community through content and events that are authoritative, accessible, and archived, and through its education, advocacy and outreach programs. This summer, I have had the opportunity to work directly with the outreach team and learn about all the behind-the-scene practicalities that go into running outreach programs. During my time here, I was able to strengthen my skills in event planning, organization, proof reading, and team management through the various tasks I was assigned. These tasks included rewriting the career section and lesson plans on the Optics4Kids website, organizing travel info, meal plans, and housing for OSA’s Siegman School, proof reading and publishing OSA blog posts, and much more…
My name is Sariah Mevs Phipps and I am currently entering my junior year at Brigham Young University-Idaho. I am studying physics with an emphasis in astronomy and am one of the planetarium workers at the university. My hobbies include crocheting, cooking, watching Netflix, and mainly doing physics homework.
I have loved learning about space ever since my first field trip to the planetarium, but my love for physics really began to blossom when I took a physics class my junior year of high school. I love learning about the intricate mechanics that go into the formation of the universe and am excited to continue my studies in graduate school. My current goal is to become a research professor and do research on black holes or dark matter.