News & Events

Whether it's an article on the front page of an industry magazine or a Thursday-afternoon Colloquium lecture by one of the top minds in optics, the news and events of the College of Optical Sciences keep information in motion in the Meinel Building.

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College of Optical Science Latest NewsWatts Up! & Other News

OSC's primary source of information is our biweekly newsletter, Watts Up! But you can also explore all things UA Optics through our press releases, feature articles, media mentions and quicknews.

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College of Optical Sciences ColloquiumsColloquium Lecture Series

A lively forum wherein academic scholars and industry leaders discuss groundbreaking research and encourage questions and comments. Held on Thursdays during the academic year, the forum is open to students, faculty, the optics community and the general public.

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College of Optical Sciences Event CalendarCalendar of Events

View a month-by-month overview of UA and OSC events, including those for alumni, colloquiums, workshops, presentations and other industry related events.

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College of Optical Sciences Photo GalleriesOSC Photo Galleries

We make an effort to document every significant event that occurs at the College of Optical Sciences. Peruse events going back to 2003 in our photo gallery section.

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College of Optical Sciences VIdeosOSC Videos

The College of Optical Sciences, its faculty and students and events and presentations have been featured in numerous videos ranging from local news pieces to associated YouTube channels. 

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Featured Events

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    KLA, a Wyant College Industrial Affiliate member and a global leader in diversified electronics for the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem is personally inviting Wyant College students to join in this virtual info-session about careers and opportunities on Sept. 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm MST. Ask yourself, are you an engineering student interested in the power of technology to improve our world? Are you curious about the KLA team, what they do, and how you could fit into the team? Do you like DoorDash!? (Receive a DoorDash gift card for future use by participating!) Then this is a great opportunity for you! 
  • Friday, September 24, 2021 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 12:00pm
    Join the discussion on sustainable energy, including solar and other forms. With panelists Adam Printz and Erin Ratcliff. Hosted by Dean David Hahn.
  • Monday, October 25, 2021   - Wednesday, October 27, 2021  
    The Wyant College of Optical Sciences has offered Industrial Affiliates workshops for nearly 40 years, and is a highly anticipated twice-a-year event for our Industrial Affiliates partners, students, and faculty. By participating, OSC Industrial Affiliates can learn of our research portfolio expertise from faculty and students while also having a unique chance to meet with and recruit the very best new talents in the fields of optics and photonics. The Fall 2021 will take place October 25 – 27. More information will be available on this site as the dates approach. An invitation to register will be emailed in August. Didn’t receive your invite? Please contact Kaye Rowan at