April 4 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    OSC to Assist with Optics Industry SBA Contract

    OSC will support technology creation and commercialization in collaboration with Arizona Technology Council member Strategy1which has been awarded a Small Business Administration (SBA) contract. The award includes $500,000 in 2019 as the base year and four potential option years to promote the growth of Arizona's optics industry. Read the full press release.

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    Scholarships Open for Applications

    Seeking funds to assist with the pursuit of your graduate education? Check out the Optical Sciences Internal Scholarships such as the Jack Jewell Endowed Research Award for Extreme Optics or the OSA's Paul Anthony Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship. Application details below.

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    Save the Date: UA to Rename OSC to James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, Public Celebration

    The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences will be renamed in honor of Professor Emeritus James C. Wyant, the college's founding dean. Save the date for the special event taking place on April 23, 2019 at the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences.

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    Upcoming Events

    OSC Colloquium: Dr. Keith Doyle

    Apr. 4, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    OSC Group Photo Day

    Apr. 8, 3 p.m., Meinel Building, West Lawn

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    Tech Launch Arizona: Routing and Re-routing your Way to Impact, A Chat with Mapquest Co-founder Barry Glick

    Apr. 10, 12 - 1 p.m., Old Main Silver @ Sage Room

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    OSC Colloquium: Buddy Martin

    Apr. 11, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    OSC Colloquium: Daniel Ou-Yang

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

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    Laser Fun Day

    Apr. 20, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 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, Mt. Graham

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    Faculty Distinctions

    Outstanding Paper Awarded to OSC Assistant Professor

    Congratulations go to Judith Su on receiving the "Outstanding Paper of Light: Science & Applications" award, which will be presented at the Light Conference in July 2019. This award recognizes the paper entitled "Label-free detection of single nanoparticles and biological molecules using microtoroid optical resonators." Su has been asked to attend the Light Conference for an invited talk on the paper.

    Students in the Spotlight

    Another Wavelength: Jeffrey Melzer

    This month in Another Wavelength, we chat with 4th year Ph.D. Student Jeffrey Melzer, currently mentored by Euan McLeod.

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    OIDA Workshop Poster Presentation Winner

    Julie Frish won 1st place at the OIDA Workshop poster presentation on March 3rd in San Diego. OIDA is a sub-organization of OSA and CIAN is a sponsor for the OIDA Workshop. Her poster is up for viewing on the 5th floor between rooms 508 and 510.

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    Alumni Dispatches

    OSC Graduate Featured in NSF Video

    Carmiña Londoño, (OSC MS 1982) an optical engineer and Deputy Division Director at the National Science Foundation, provides a unique look in this video at her life as an immigrant and how STEM continues to provide exciting her opportunities. Carmiña received a B.S. in physics at the University of Lowell and an M.S. degree at the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona in 1982. 

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Sunny Optical Technology Joins Industrial Affiliates

    Sunny Optical Technology joined OSC's Industrial Affiliates program as a Leadership Partner member. Welcome, Sunny Optical Technology!

    Watts Happening

    OSC Group Photo Approaches

    That time of year is approaching quickly! Mark your calendars for the official OSC Group Photo on the Meinel Building's west lawn Monday, April 8 at 3 p.m. And talking about picture day! All students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to have a photo for the OSC directory. If you don't have a photo or it needs to be refreshed, contact Amee Hennig to schedule a time for a new photo.