Calendar of Events

Week of January 24 2021

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Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Speaker: Jelena Vuckovic

Topic:Scalable photonics: an optimized approach

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Friday, January 29, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSC is excited to share that SOCk is hosting La Croix, an OSC Industrial Affiliates partner, for a special presentation. Kenny Rains, Technical Sales & Manufacturing Engineer, at LaCroix Precision Optics will be the featured speaker sharing his experience on lens design and optical design software.
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
National Science Foundation Innovation Corps, or "I-Corps," is a course that prepares scientists and engineers to increase the impact of research through commercialization. The program provides funding and guidance for teams to assess their technology’s commercial viability. Successful I-Corps projects are well-positioned to receive future NSF grants designed for more mature technologies, including SBIR and STTR grants. Submit your questions ahead of time, or ask your questions for our panelists live.
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Practical Optics Workshop Optical Design Team are proud to offer our first workshop of the fall semester, Introduction to Zemax OpticStudio. This workshop will serve to either introduce you to OpticStudio’s general tools or reinforce your knowledge. Below is the information you will need to sign up and attend. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.


Introduction to Zemax OpticStudio




2:00-4:00 PM, January 29th, 2021


Register HERE

Don’t forget to bring a laptop with the latest version of OpticStudio installed to the workshop!

As always, if you have a research or senior project you need help with, we have certified tutors available to meet with you. Please make sure to give us a brief description of the issue you would like help with so we can match you with a tutor.

This Semester From POW:

Introduction to Zemax OpticStudio

2:00-4:00 PM, January 29th


2:00-4:00 PM, February 12th

Introduction to OpticsBuilder

2:00-4:00 PM, February 26th

LightTools and Lattes

2:00-4:00 PM, March 12th

OpticStudio Advanced Topics

2:00-4:00 PM, March 26th

CODE V Café Advanced Topics

2:00-4:00 PM, April 9th

LightTools and Lattes Advanced Topics

2:00-4:00 PM, April 23rd


For more info about our program and to schedule a tutoring session visit our website:

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