April 18 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Join Us for the UA Dedication - James C. Wyant College of Optical Science

    Please join us on Tuesday, April 23, for the University of Arizona’s dedication of the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences at 3:30 p.m. Presentations will be made in the “White Tent” on UA Mall located outside of the North Entrance, Meinel Building. A special unveiling and Reception will follow the program in the 3rd Floor Lobby, Meinel Building.  

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    Laser Fun Day this Weekend

    The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences will hold its ninth annual Laser Fun Day as The Student Optics Chapter (SOCk), its undergraduate and graduate student organization, brings the science of optics alive for area elementary- and middle-school children. The educational extravaganza takes place on Saturday, April 20th, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Meinel Building, at 1630 East University Boulevard on the University of Arizona campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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    Upcoming Events

    OSC Colloquium: Daniel Ou-Yang

    Apr. 18, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Workshop: Optical Systems Tolerancing

    Apr. 19, 10 a.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Special Presentation: Poul Jessen

    Apr. 19, 3 p.m., PAS 224

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    Laser Fun Day

    Apr. 20, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Meinel Building

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    UA Dedication of the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences

    Apr. 23, 3:30 p.m., North Entrance, Meinel Building

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    OSC Colloquium: Jennifer Hastie

    Apr. 25, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    SOCk Annual Camping Trip 2019

    Apr. 27 - 28, Mt. Graham

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    OSC Annual Ice Cream Social

    Apr. 30, 3 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby

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    OSC Colloquium: Cancelled - Reading/Dead Day

    May 2

    OSC Colloquium: Cancelled - Finals Week

    May 9

    2019 Spring OSC Commencement Ceremony

    May 9, 2 - 4 p.m., South Ballroom of the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center

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    MMT Observatory's 40th Anniversary Symposium and Celebration

    May 14 - 16, ENR2 Building

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions 

    Professor Featured in Women in Optics Monthly Planner

    SPIE Women in Optics has selected Assistant Professor Judy Su to be featured in the Women in Optics Monthly Planner. "This planner honors the work of women in the field and covers a broad range of disciplines. It has become a great resource to introduce young women to career possibilities available to them."

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    Contracts & Grants

    Systematic Design of Universal Quantum Processing Capable All-Photonic Processors

    Principal Investigator: Saikat Guha & Quntao Zhuang

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    Specialty Glass Materials

    Principal Investigator: Nasser Peyghambarian

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    Determining levels of Alzheimer’s biomarkers in postmortem cerebral spinal fluid and serum samples

    Principal Investigator: Tsu-Te Judith Su

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    Identifying and Detecting Diseases Prior to Physical Presentation of Symptoms

    Principal Investigator: Tsu-Te Judith Su

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    Holography for Augmented Reality and Head Up Display (WAESO)

    Principal Investigator: Pierre-Alexandre Blanche

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    Badal Measurements of ReSTOR and Vivity Lenses

    Principal Investigator: Jim Schwiegerling

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Two OSC Students Receive NSF GRFP

    Congratulations go to Adriana Mitchell and Maggie Kautz on receiving NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Congratulations to both Adriana and Maggie!

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    FISBA Releases New Website Designed for U.S. Customers

    FISBA, an Associate Partner of the College’s Industrial Affiliates program, announced a new U.S. website for custom optics and photonics systems. For over 60 years, FISBA has been supplying advanced optical components and systems to customers around the globe.  Now, the company has released www.fisba.us, a website designed specifically with their U.S. customers in mind.

    Collins Aerospace Virtual Open House Event

    Chat with a Hiring Manager or Recruiter who can answer questions in real time about opportunities at Collins Aerospace! Amazing Engineering opportunities at the Danbury, CT  location! Every Tuesday from 2:00-3:00 EST starting 4/23. Join the online event from any internet connected device to have a 10 minute, text-based, chat online with our team of experienced Engineers and Recruiters. Register for this event today!

    Watts Happening

    RSVP to Spring 2019 Commencement

    We are excited to celebrate the successes of our 2019 Spring Graduating Class! Please join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the South Ballroom of the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E University Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85721. Light refreshments will follow. Ceremony will conclude at 4:00 p.m. This ceremony is free to all that RSVP! Register online

    Join Us for the Annual OSC Ice Cream Social

    Come one, Come all! For the Annual Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, April 30th at 3pm in the Meinel building 3rd floor lobby. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy a sugar rush and visit with friends and faculty.

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