Aug. 16 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    Announcements

    Alumni & Industrial Affiliate Reception

    The OSC Alumni & Industrial Affiliate reception will be taking place during the 2018 SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference in San Diego on August 21 at the Harbor House Restaurant.

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    The Facebook Fellowship Program

    The Facebook Fellowship Program and Emerging Scholar Awards are designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering. Winners of the Fellowship are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, a stipend of $37,000 each year, and up to $5,000 in conference travel support.

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    Call for Presentations

    The 2018 Fall Industrial Affiliates Workshop will be held October 9 & 10 at the College of Optical Sciences. We are now accepting submissions for research presentations. Student presentations are given approximately 15 minutes of which includes the time for Q&A. If you have any questions about the Fall 2018 Industrial Affiliates workshop, contact Jennifer Garcia at jgarcia@optics.arizona.edu or stop by room 406A. 

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    Upcoming Events

    New Student Orientation

    Aug. 17

    SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference

    Aug. 19-23 - San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

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    Alumni & Industrial Affiliate Reception

    Aug. 21 - Harbor House Restaurant, San Diego, CA

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    Colloquium: Elohim Becerra

    Sept. 6, 3:30-5 p.m. - Meinel 307

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    Colloquium: Eugene Arthurs

    Sept. 27, 3:30-5 p.m. - Meinel 307

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    Scholarship Awards Program

    Sept. 28, 3-5:00 p.m. - Meinel 307

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Polarized Light and Optical Systems by Russell Chipman, Wai Sze Tiffany Lam, and Garam Young

    Congratulations to Dr. Russell Chipman and his colleagues for the publication of their book: Polarized Light and Optical Systems. 

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    Contracts & Grants

    Pixel-Level 3D Nanophotonic Structures for Multi-Modality Image Sensors

    Principal Investigator: Euan McLeod

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    Telescope Manufacturability Study

    Principal Investigator: Chang Jin Oh

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    Scalable Universal Quantum Computing and Networking Using Continuous-Variable Entangled Photonic Graphs

    Principal Investigator: Saikat Guha

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    Sensitive, Selective, and Affordable Chemical Threat Sensing Using Frequency Locked Microtoroid Optical Resonators

    Principal Investigators: Tsu-Te Judith Su, Euan McLeod
    Non-OSC Principal Investigator: Brian Stoltz

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    High Precision Molecular Spectroscopy and Detection Using Microtoroid Optical Resonators

    Principal Investigator: Tsu-Te Judith Su

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    Ultra-sensitive and Label-free Detection of Alzheimer's Disease Proteins

    Principal Investigator: Tsu-Te Judith Su

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    Superlative Staff

    Superlative Staff: July Spot Awards

    OSC Staff Recognition Program

    Congratulations to Laura Ross, who is our SPOT Staff Recognition Award winner, and was nominated by Michael Hart. She received a plaque and a $50 cash award.

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    Superlative Staff: 2nd Quarter Peer-to-Peer

    Congratulations to Bryan Smith, who is the most recent Staff Recognition Award Winner. Bryan was recognized as the 2nd Quarter Peer-to-Peer recipient and will receive $250 issued through payroll. He has also received a framed certificate. 

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    Watts Happening

    RiO Program Results

    The Research in Optics REU program is a 10-week summer program where students engage in world-class optical science research and learn the invaluable application of optics technologies. 

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    Seeking Faculty Nominations: 2018 Undergraduate Research Innovation Award

    Faculty members are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students for the Undergraduate Research Innovation Award in Optics. The award recognizes a University of Arizona optics undergraduate whose research achievements demonstrate promise in advancing innovative applications of optics that improve quality of life or address societal changes. Don't delay! The deadline for nominations is Aug., 20, 2018. Send in your nomination today to John Koshel.

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    Employment Opportunities