Aug. 18 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Welcome Back!

    Welcome back Eegee's party at Optical Sciences

    With temperatures still in the triple-digits, there is nothing better than a welcome back party with Eegee's. Come join us and meet your fellow students, staff and faculty and start off the semester with a refreshing bang.

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    ATC and AOIA to Expand Arizona's Optics Sector

    The Arizona Technology Council (ATC) and the Arizona Optics Industry Association (AOIA) recently signed an agreement to help expand the science and technology sectors in Arizona and boost high-paying jobs in the state.

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    RSVP for the OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception

    Monday, Aug. 22 is the last day to RSVP for the OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates reception, taking place as part of the 2016 SPIE Optics + Photonics conference.

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    Show Your Art and Support Optics Education

    In celebration of 100 years of The Optical Society, Rochester Section and The Optical Society (OSA), you're invited to participate in the Glass Art Contest and Auction at the Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science conference, being held in Rochester, NY, Oct. 17-21.

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    OSC Software Available for Students

    Technology Management has now made software for OSC students available for download. The software is specifically for students currently enrolled at the College of Optical Sciences and is for educational purposes only. Students have used this software to model state-of-the-art optical systems and become experienced designers and analysts before they even graduated. 

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    Need a New Mug Shot?

    Get Your Photo Taken

    OSC Staff and Faculty: Is your directory profile picture older than the Meinel building? If so, it's time to get a new photo of your smiling face! Graeme Hunt will be in the 3rd floor lobby on Friday, Aug. 19 from 1-3 p.m. as part of the graduate student orientation. This is a perfect time for YOU to refresh your directory profile. Hope to see you there!

    Upcoming Events

    OSC New Graduate Student Orientation

    Aug. 18-19, Meinel 3rd floor lobby

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    Classes Begin: Fall 2016 Semester

    Aug. 22

    Welcome Back Eegee's

    Aug. 22, 2 p.m., Meinel 3rd floor lobby

    Wildcat Student Employee Fair

    Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., SUMC Ballroom

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    SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference

    Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, Registration required

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    OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception

    Aug. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego, CA, Registration required

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Congratulations Anderson and Liang

    Brian Anderson and Rongguang Liang promoted to professors of optical sciences with tenure.

    We'd like to extend our best to Brian P. Anderson and Rongguang Liang, who have been promoted to professor of optical sciences with tenure, effective Aug. 22. Please take a moment to congratulate them both and learn more about their interests and research.

    Contracts & Grants

    An Automated Approach for the Calibration and Validation of Earth-Observing Sensors

    Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Czapla-Myers

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    Quantum Vortex Laboratory: Generation, Manipulation, Imaging and Dynamics of Vortices in Bose-Einstein Condensates

    Principal Investigator: Brian P. Anderson

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    Holographic Notch Filters

    Principal Investigator: Pierre-Alexandre Blanche

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    Development of a Highly-Specific Small-Molecule Biosensor for Screening Drugs to Regulate Reward Signals in the Brain

    Principal Investigator: Tsu-Te Judith Su

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    Students in the Spotlight

    OSC Students Create a Sharable Virtual Reality Experience

    Optical Sciences and Engineering students Brian Herrera and Cory Boone were recently highlighted for their 2016 Engineering Senior Design Project entitled Wearable Virtual Reality Camera.

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    Alumni Dispatches

    OSC Alumni Timothy Russell Promoted to Colonel

    College of Optical Sciences alumnus Timothy H. Russell (M.S., 1996), was recently promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

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    Employment Opportunities