April 14 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Reflections: Roland V. Shack

    OSC Reflections

    Welcome to Reflections, a series of bimonthly biographies featuring OSC Emeritus faculty, written by Tammy Orr. Roland V. Shack is the first published for Watts Up!, but don't miss the inaugural Reflections biography highlighting Aden B. Meinel.

    This month, we highlight Roland V. Shack.

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    CIAN Seeking Summer Mentors

    The Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) is expecting funding to host eight to 10 teachers of Native American students for eight weeks this summer, and are seeking volunteer faculty and graduate student mentors to host the teachers in their labs. Deadline is Fri., April 15th.

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    Lively Laser Fun Day

    OSC Student Optics Chapter - SOCk - Laser Fun Day

    The Student Optics Chapter (SOCk) once again eclipsed themselves with their 6th annual Laser Fun Day, which took place on March 26.

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    OSC Illuminating the Festival of Books

    College of Optical Sciences at the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books

    Over the course of the March 12-13 Tucson Festival of Books, 800 attendees visited the College of Optical Sciences' booth entitled Light: Sources & Spectra within the Science of Tomorrow neighborhood. 

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    Scholarship Applications Due

    The 2016-2017 scholarship application is now available online. Please submit your application no later than 5 p.m. on Fri. April 22. Questions can be directed to scholarships@optics.arizona.edu, Amanda Ferraris at 520-621-841 or Meinel 412.

    Upcoming Events

    Ph.D. Defense: Joseph Lowney

    April 15, 9 a.m., Meinel 821

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    Ph.D. Defense: Jonathan Brand

    April 19, 1 p.m., Meinel 821

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    Colloquiuim: Tatiana Novikova

    April 21, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Colloquiuim: Michael Gehm

    April 28, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Engineering Design Day

    May 3, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Student Union Ballroom and UA Mall

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    Media Mentions

    Contracts & Grants

    AIM Photonics: American Institute for Manufacturing Innovation High-Throughput Manufacturing for Pic Polymer Waveguide Connection Fabrics

    Principal Investigator: Thomas L. Koch

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    Waveguide Pupil Expander for Avionic Head Up Display

    Principal Investigator: Pierre-Alexandre Blanche

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    Barrett Cancer Imaging Grant

    Principal Investigator: Tsu-Te Judith Su

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    Revolutionary Enhancement of Visibility by Exploiting Active Light-Fields (REVEAL) Program

    Principal Investigator(s): Amit Ashok, Stanley Pau

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Kralicek and Sawyer Named Outstanding Seniors

    Travis Sawyer and Dana Kralicek Named Outstanding Seniors

    Optical Sciences seniors Dana Kralicek and Travis Sawyer both received 2016 Outstanding Senior Awards for their exceptional academic careers. 

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    Cromey Receives NSF Fellowship

    Optics Ambassador, Student Optics Chapter (SOCk) Vice President and Ph.D. student Benjamin Cromey was recently selected to receive a 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship.

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    Sears Named To GPSC

    Jasmine Sears, a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences candidate and co-founder of Edible Optics, was recently elected to Administrative Vice President of the UA Graduate and Professional Student Council.

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    Optics Students Participate in Grad Slam

    Optical Sciences students Liliana Ruiz Diaz, Jasmine Sears and Rachel Ulanch participated in the 2016 Grad Slam challenge, and all made it to the semi-final round, which took place March 29-30.

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Spring 2016 Workshop Recap

    The Spring 2016 Industrial Affiliates Workshop & Showcase, which took place on March 28-30, was deemed another rewarding and informative event.

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    Watts Happening

    Welcome, Jace!

    Welcome baby Jace Kim

    Please join us in welcoming Jace Yul Kim, newest member to the Kim family. Father Dae Wook and Jace's mother, Heeyoung, welcomed their third son on April 4 at 7:39 p.m., who weighed in at eight pounds, 10 ounces.

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    2016 Group Photo

    College of Optical Sciences Group Photo

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 19 at 2:15 p.m. for one of the college's longest-running traditions: The OSC group photo! Come on out and gather on the Meinel Building west lawn and bring your biggest smile. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to join in. 

    Employment Opportunities