April 28 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Spring 2016 Pre-Commencement

    Optical Sciences Spring 2016 Pre-Commencement Ceremony

    All OSC graduating students, faculty, staff and guests are invited to join us for the Spring 2016 Pre-Commencement ceremony on Thurs., May 12. Please RSVP no later than May 1st.

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    Engineering Design Day - Get the App and Get Set!

    University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Engineering Design Day

    The UA Engineering Design Day is fast approaching! Join Engineering and Optical Sciences students in the Student Union Grand Ballroom on Tues., May 3 as they present over 100 projects to the public. Need some help navigating this exciting event? Download the free Design Day App, which will be your mobile companion for Design Day 2016.

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    Do You Scream For Ice Cream?

    OSC Ice Cream Social

    Come join the Academic Programs team as they sponsor the ever-popular OSC Ice Cream Social. Bring your sweet-tooth to the Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby on Wed., May 4 at 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the close of another fantastic semester. 

    Upcoming Events

    Engineering Design Day

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

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    Ice Cream Social

    May 4, 2:30 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby

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    Classes End

    May 4

    Final Exams

    May 6-12

    OSC Pre-Commencement

    May 12, 2-5:00 p.m., Student Union Memorial Center – South Ballroom; registration required

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    UA Commencement

    May 13, 7:30 p.m., Arizona Stadium; registration required

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    Classes Begin

    May 16

    No Classes

    May 30, Memorial Day

    Media Mentions

    Students in the Spotlight

    Another Wavelength: Johnathan Cushing

    OSC Another Wavelength: Jonathan Cushing

    This month on Another Wavelength, we meet Johnathan Cushing, a third-year graduate student in the Optical Sciences Ph.D. program, and recipient of the 2015-2016 Outstanding Graduate Student award.

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    WIO Receives Excellence in Community Outreach for STEM Diversity Award

    The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) recently awarded our own Women in Optics (WiO) club the Excellence in Community Outreach for STEM Diversity Award.

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    Undergrads in the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship New Venture Competition and Showcase

    OSC undergraduate students Brian Herrera and Nicholas Lyons are participating in the McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase, taking place on April 29 in McClelland Hall. Come cheer on the student startup teams as they present their new ventures in a rapid-fire rocket pitch competition and an interactive trade show.

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    JPL Joins Affiliates

    We'd like to extend a heartfelt welcome to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory - NASA, which recently joined our Industrial Affiliates program as a Leadership Partner. Thank you for helping OSC prepare the next generation of optical scientists and engineers.

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    Watts Happening

    OSC Staff On Their Own Time

    OSC staff members Martha Sesteaga and Graeme Hunt are showcasing their creativity in the 2016 UA On Our Own Time Art Exhibit. Open to the public, the show runs weekdays from April 25-May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Student Union Memorial Center, Union Gallery.

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    Employment Opportunities