April 13 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Arizona NOW Campaign Spotlights College of Optical Sciences

    Arizona NOW - Wyant speaks for the College of Optical Sciences

    In February, The University of Arizona officially celebrated the Arizona NOW fundraising campaign’s success for exceeding its $1.5 billion goal in record time.

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    2017 Pre-Commencement

    2017 OSC Pre-Commencement

    All OSC graduating students, faculty, staff and guests are invited to the 2017 Pre-Commencement ceremony. Please RSVP no later than May 1. Contact Jennifer Garcia at jgarcia@optics.arizona.edu with any questions.

    Fall M.S. Deadlines Extended

    Application deadlines have been extended to May 15 for international students and August 1 for domestic students. For more information, please visit the Graduate Admissions page on the OSC website.

    16 OSE Engineering Design Day Projects

    University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Engineering Design Day

    College of Optical Sciences' OSE students will contribute 16 projects to 2017 UA Engineering Design Day, taking place on May 1.

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    Watts Up! Hiatus

    Watts Up! will be taking two separate breaks in the coming summer months. There will be no newsletter issues for April 27, June 8, June 22 and July 6. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    SOCK Annual Camping Trip

    The Student Optics Chapter (SOCk) is hosting their annual camping trip on April 22. This is a free and fun event for all members of the college to enjoy! Please RSVP by April 17.

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    Upcoming Events

    Ph.D. Defense: Antonio Lorenzo

    April 14, 1 p.m., ENR2, Room N595

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    Ph.D. Defense: Christine Bradley

    April 14, 2 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Colloquium: Russell Chipman

    April 20, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    2017 SOCk Annual Camping Trip

    April 22-23

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    Colloquium: Iwonka Palusinski

    April 27, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Engineering Design Day

    May 1, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., UA Mall & SUMC Grand Ballroom

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    Breault Research Organization - Intro to ASAP NextGen Tutorial

    May 1-4, Breault Research Training Facility; registration required

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    2017 Spring Pre-Commencement

    May 11, 2-5 p.m., SUMC South Ballroom, RSVP required

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    Media Mentions

    Contracts & Grants

    High Repetition Rate and Broadband Mid Infrared Spectroscopy of Post-Detonation Fireball with Novel Laser Sources

    Principal Investigator: R. Jason Jones

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    Checked Baggage Project: Knowledge Enhanced Compressive Measurement

    Principal Investigator: Amit Ashok

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    Custom Phase Plate Fabrication

    Principal Investigator: Tom D. Milster

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    Simulations for Toric Intraocular Lenses

    Principal Investigator: Jim Schwiegerling

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Spring Industrial Affiliates Photos Online

    2017 Industrial Affiliates Workshop & Corporate Showcase

    The Spring 2017 Industrial Affiliates Workshop & Corporate Showcase, which took place March 27-29, was considered a success on all counts. Photos of the event are now available on the OSC website. A recap of the event will be available soon!

    Superlative Staff

    Hessenius and Phillips Featured in Tech Launch Video

    Assistant Research Professor Chris Hessenius and Senior Licensing Manager Amy Phillips were interviewed for Tech Launch Arizona's MADE IT HAPPEN series.

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    OSC Staff Win in Art Exhibit

    OSC's very own Martha Sesteaga and Paris Panagiotopoulos were both winners in 7th Annual National Arts Program's On Our Own Time art exhibit, which took place March 20-31.

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    Watts Happening

    Laser Fun Day Photos

    Student Optics Chapter - OSC Laser Fun Day

    Photos from the Student Optics Chapter's (SOCk) Laser Fun Day, which took place March 25, are now online. Photos were taken by Ph.D. students Benjamin Cromey and Chris Summitt.

    Employment Opportunities