Apr. 23 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Celebrating One Year as the Wyant College of Optical Sciences

    Happy One-Year Anniversary to the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences! Read about the renaming of the college. See photos or a video of the renaming ceremony.

    HISTORICAL LENS: DONALD (DON) R. COWEN (1921 - 1987)

    Did you know the Optical Sciences Center (OSC) once had a staff scientific illustrator? This week's Historical Lens finds focus on Don Cowen, the first, and only, scientific illustrator for the Wyant College of Optical Sciences and his unique body of inspirational work.

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    JACK JEWELL ENDOWED RESEARCH AWARD FOR EXTREME OPTICS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

    If you are graduating in May, Summer or December 2020, you are strongly encouraged to apply for the Jack Jewell Endowed Research Award for Extreme Optics. This exciting award will be given to a graduating PhD student whose work best illustrates a passion for exceeding current “limitations."

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    SYNOPSYS DESIGN COMPETITION

    University of Arizona students are invited to participate in the Synopsys Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition, which recognizes excellence in optical design projects completed by students. Students can enter an optical design class assignment or thesis work. Cash awards totaling $10,000 will be granted. Entries are due June 15, 2020. Go to our website for more details, to download the entry form, and to see past winners from the University of Arizona.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    DISSERTATION DEFENSE: BEN CROMEY
    Apr. 24, 10 a.m., Zoom
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    SOCK COMMUNITY SPEAKERS: GREGORY QUARLES
    Apr. 24, 12 p.m., Zoom
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    OSA - CAREER INFO-SESSION: The 5 Industry Resume Types That Get Employers' Attention Virtually (& When To Use Which)
    Apr. 28, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Zoom
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    FACEBOOK LIVE DEMO: KELSEA CRONIN
    Apr. 29, 11 a.m., Facebook Live
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    TLA EVENT: DISCUSSION WITH THE DEAN
    Apr. 30, 12 P.m., Zoom
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    MKS INSTRUMENTS | NEWPORT CORP. PANELISTS - INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES PARTNER INFO-SESSION: Life After The Degree - A Panel Presentation and Discussion on Career Planning in Photonics
    May 5, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Zoom
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    LAST DAY OF CLASSES 
    May 6

    READING DAY - NO CLASSES OR FINALS
    May 7

    DISSERTATION DEFENSE: FARHAD AKHOUNDI
    May 13, 1 p.m., Zoom
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    MEDIA MENTIONS

    CONTRACTS & GRANTS

    3D LIDAR SYSTEM WITH A LASER SCANNING METHOD USING DMD (DIGITAL MICROMIRROR DEVICES)
    Principal Investigator: Yuzuru Takashima
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    TOWARDS HYBRID CONTINUOUS/DISCRETE VARIABLE ALL-OPTICAL QUANTUM REPEATERS FOR QUANTUM-CLASSICAL COEXISTENCE IN OPTICAL FIBER NETWORKS
    Principal Investigator: Saikat Guha
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    2-μm FEMTOSECOND LASER OSCILLATOR AND PREAMPLIFIER SYSTEM
    Principal Investigator: Khanh Kieu
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    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    ANOTHER WAVELENGTH: CALEB GANNON

    This month in Another Wavelength, we chat with 5th year Ph.D. Student Caleb Gannon. Caleb is currently mentored by Rongguang Liang.

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    NEW 2020 - 2021 SOCK OFFICERS

    Welcome and congratulations to the newest SOCk Officers! And thank you to all the amazing officers who led SOCk in the 2019 - 2020 school year. 

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    WIO 2020 - 2021 OFFICER ELECTIONS APPROACH

    WiO officer elections for the 2020-21 academic year are coming up and we want YOU to be our next officers. To nominate yourself, please fill out this Google Form.

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    ALUMNI DISPATCHES

    ADRIANA STOHN RECEIVES NSF GRP FELLOWSHIP

    OSC Alumna, Adriana Stohn, was selected to receive the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her research “Optical Imaging through Scattering Media.” 

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    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES UPDATES

    UPCOMING INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES PARTNER INFO-SESSIONS

    Join us for one of our upcoming Industrial Affiliates Speakers and Info-Sessions. Find out more about upcoming speakers and topics.

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    WATTS HAPPENING

    VIRTUAL EVENTS

    Check out the virtual events the Wyant College is currently hosting! Everything from outreach demos on Facebook Live to professional and career talks featuring our Industrial Affiliate Members! Recorded videos are posted to the Virtual Events Page after they occur.

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    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!