April 25 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Ah, the Great Outdoors!

    Enjoy the cooler temperatures forecast for Tucson at two action-packed events this weekend: On Saturday, starting at 11:30 a.m., is the OSC family picnic — and we're not leaving La Madera Park until someone takes a pie to the face! And on Friday and Saturday nights, SOCk will be camping up on Mount Lemmon.

    A black-and-white photo of a crowd around a sunny ramada is paired with a black-and-white picture of a marshmallow roasting over a campfire

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    2014 Engineering Design Day Fast Approaching

    More than 350 University of Arizona seniors will present their final capstone team projects on May 6 at Engineering Design Day 2014, which is organized and sponsored each year by the UA College of Engineering. Many B.S. in OSE students will be among them, culminating years of hard work in these real-world interdisciplinary exercises.

    Five students surround their senior capstone project poster

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    TRIF Fellowship Applications Due May 5

    The University of Arizona's 2014-2015 TRIF Imaging Fellowship, which supports Ph.D. students researching the development or novel utilization of imaging systems, is accepting applications through Monday, May 5.

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    Farewell, Anabel!

    The College of Optical Sciences wishes a fond farewell to Anabel Moreno, who leaves on April 30 for a new position at the College of Medicine

    Anabel, most recently the graduate student funding coordinator, served for several years as event coordinator. She also founded and oversaw the college's excellent Optics Ambassador program.

    She will be much missed around the halls of the Meinel Building!

    Upcoming Events

    Family Picnic

    April 26; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; La Madera Park, 2700 E. La Madera Dr., Tucson, Ariz. RSVP required.

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    Scholarships and Outstanding Student Awards Ceremony

    April 28, 3 p.m., Meinel 307. RSVP to rowan@optics.arizona.edu required.

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    Tech Launch Arizona 'Ideas to Assets' Seminar

    April 29, noon-2 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821). Registration required.

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    Classes End

    May 7

    Final Exams

    May 9-15

    Ph.D Defense: Yuhao Wang

    May 13, 2 p.m., Meinel 747

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    Pre-Commencement Celebration

    May 16, 4:30-7 p.m., SUMC South Ballroom. RSVP requested.

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    Media Mentions

    Students in the Spotlight

    Grad Student Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

    Ph.D. student Jessica Doehrmann is one of UA's 22 newly selected National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows. This competitive program recognizes top STEM students in their senior undergraduate year or first or second year of graduate study.

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    Employment Opportunities

    Optics Test Engineer | GoPro

    San Mateo, Calif.

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    Optical Engineering Intern | RealD

    Boulder, Colo.

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