April 30 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Seniors to Present Capstones at Engineering Design Day

    From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the Student Union Memorial Center Ballroom will be filled with almost 80 interdisciplinary design projects tackled by this year's seniors in the College of Engineering and College of Optical Sciences.

    An Arizona Engineering conference backdrop sets the stage at the 2014 Engineering Design Day

    Faculty, staff, friends and fellow students are all invited to come peruse the showcase.

    EASIS Optics Summer Camp Seeks Volunteers!

    A group of Native American middle and high school students from Winslow Unified School District will participate in the upcoming Expect Academic Success in STEM summer camp at the College of Optical Sciences – and the organizers want you to volunteer!

    Professor Milorad Cvijetic talks to a room full of 2014 EASIS students

    The program, which takes place June 8-12, could use students, faculty and staff to help with various tasks, activities and lab tours. All help will be greatly appreciated, whether it’s for the whole camp or just a couple hours.

    If you are interested, please contact Ameé Hennig at amee@optics.arizona.edu.

    Upcoming Events

    Special Presentation: Faculty Candidate Nathan Hagen

    May 1, 11 a.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Community Speakers: Janos Keresztes

    May 1, noon-1 p.m., Meinel 408

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    Engineering Design Day

    May 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., SUMC Ballroom

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    Classes End

    May 6

    Ice Cream Social

    May 7, 2:30 p.m., Third-Floor Lobby

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    Final Exams

    May 8-14

    Pre-Commencement Celebration

    May 15, 4:30 p.m., SUMC South Ballroom; registration required

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    UA Commencement

    May 16, 7:30 p.m., Arizona Stadium; registration required

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Hua Wins Award for Best Paper

    Associate professor Hong Hua's article "Eyetracked Optical See-Through Head-Mounted Display as an AAC Device" was named one of the inaugural winners of the Fumio Okano Best 3-D Paper Prize at last week's SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing conference.

    SOCk Helps Go-Karters Race the Sun

    The UA Student Optics Chapter held court on Saturday at the Racing the Sun go-kart race organized by Tech Parks Arizona.

    The sun in the blue sky viewed through a polarizing filter

    The competition brings local high school students together with teachers, energy industry professionals and graduate students to design and test solar-powered go-karts. SOCk staffed an exhibit featuring polarization demos and a solar telescope.

    OSC Students at Engineering Reception

    Spotted at the April 17 College of Engineering scholarship reception were a few familiar faces ...

    Wildenstein, Spires, Williams and Fehlberg standing in front of the College of Engineering backdrop

    Seen here are Fabian Wildenstein, Oliver Spires, Kaitlyn Williams and Olivia Fehlberg.

    Employment Opportunities

    To see who's hiring at the college and around the optics industry, please visit the OSC website's Employment section.

    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Tucson, Arizona

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