Aug. 17 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    UA Selected for Photonic Data Link Demonstration Program

    University of Arizona Selected to Lead AIM Photonics' Photonic Data Link Demonstration Program

    On Aug. 9, the American Institute of Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), announced the University of Arizona as the recipient for a new Defense Department Government Directed Project for photonic integrated circuit (PIC) data links for cryongenic focal plane arrays.

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    Greivenkamp Elected to SPIE Presidential Chain

    Professor John E. Greivenkamp elected to SPIE Presidential Chain

    SPIE president Glenn Boreman announced that OSC Professor John E. Greivenkamp was elected to the SPIE presidential chain. John will serve as vice president in 2018, president-elect in 2019, and president in 2020.

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    RIO Recap

    2017 Reserach in Optics

    Nine students from around the country gathered in Tucson this summer to study optics and showcase their findings through a presentation and poster session for the 2017 Research in Optics (RiO) REU program.

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    CIAN IOU-NA Poster Session

    CIAN IOU-NA 2017 group

    The fourth year of the Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans (IOU-NA) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program has come to a close at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences.

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    Computational Skills Workshop

    The BIO5 Institute, CyVerse (formerly iPlant Collaborative), and the University Libraries will present a Software Carpentry workshop on Aug. 26-27. The workshop targets graduate students, postdocs, technicians, and faculty. Undergraduate students can be admitted if space is available. 

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    Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

    OSC Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

    The College of Optical Sciences will be teaming up with the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, Steward Observatory Mirror Lab, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and the UA Department of Astronomy to put on a solar eclipse viewing party on the UA Mall on Aug. 21 from 9 a.m.-12 noon.

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    Refresh that Photo!

    OSC staff, students and faculty are invited to update their website directory photos on Friday, Aug. 18 between 1-3 p.m. Graeme Hunt, OSC's media content manager, will be in the Meinel 3rd floor lobby, camera in hand. If you are unavailable during this time period, contact Graeme to set up a more convenient time.

    Eat to Support BMES

    The Biomedical Engineering Society of Arizona will be holding a fundraising campaign on Monday, Aug. 28, with 50% of proceeds benefiting the society. Present the flier (or just mention that you're there to support BMES) between 4-8 p.m. at the University Blvd. Chipotle location and enjoy a great meal.

    Upcoming Events

    New Grad Student Orientation

    Aug. 17-18

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    OSC Photo Directory Photo Shoot

    Aug. 18, 1-3 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby

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    Graduate Student Bowling Night

    Aug. 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Lucky Strike Bowl, RSVP required

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    Classes begin

    Aug. 21

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    Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

    Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-12 noon, UA Mall

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    OSC Welcome Back Event & Eegees!

    Aug 21, 2:00 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby

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    Special Onr Muri Presentation - Ryan Hamerly

    Aug. 31, 9-10 a.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Colloquium: Judith Su

    Aug. 31, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Takashima Among SPIE Senior Members Elected

    Yuzuru Takashima Elected to Senior SPIE Member

    Associate Professor Yuzuru Takashima was among 150 new SPIE Senior Members elected for 2017. Congratulations from all of us at OSC, Yuzuru! For the complete list of 2017 Senior Members, see the SPIE website.

    Students in the Spotlight

    OSC Student Awarded Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Award

    OSC Ph.D. candidate Hekun Huang was one of the Synopsys' Student Optical Design Competition winners for 2017.

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    LG Electronics Joins Industrial Affiliates Program

    We would like to welcome LG Electronics, which recently joined the College of Optical Sciences' Industrial Affiliates Program as a Leadership Partner.

    RSVP for the Fall 2017 Industrial Affiliates Workshop

    Fall 2017 OSC Industrial Affiliates Workshop & Industrial Showcase

    If you are a current Industrial Affiliates Partner, you will be soon receiving your invitation via e-mail to register for the Fall 2017 Industrial Affiliates Workshop and Corporate Showcase. If you do not receive your invitation, or you would like more information on how to become an IA Partner, please contact Kaye Rowan at Please ensure you register no later than Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

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