Aug. 2 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Alumni & Industrial Affiliate Reception Registration

    Are you an OSC Alumni or Industrial Affiliate and attending the 2018 SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference in San Diego? If so, don't forget to RSVP no later than August 15 for the alumni and IA reception, taking place at the Harbor House Restaurant on August 21. 

    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 or stop by room 406A. 

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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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    Upcoming Events

    RiO REU Program Final Presentations

    Aug 3, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Meinel 307

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    IOU-NA REU Program Final Presentations

    Aug 3, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Meinel 305

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    Ph.D. Defense: Daniel Lemieux

    Aug 3, 3 p.m., Meinel 447

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    UROC REU Poster Session

    Aug 6, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., SUMC Ballroom

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    Alumni & Industrial Affiliate Reception

    Aug 21

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    Contracts & Grants

    Amon Hen

    Principal Investigator: Michael Hart

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    Large Optical Reference System I & II

    Principal Investigator: Chang Jin Oh

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    Contact Lens Image Quality and Tear Film Break Up with Dehydration

    Principal Investigator: Jim Schwiegerling

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Air Force Test Center at Edwards AFB - Civilian Service, Joins Industrial Affiliates

    Air Force Test Center at Edwards AFB - Civilian Service, a development and test organization of the United States Air Force, joins our Industrial Affiliates as a Leadership Partner. Welcome Air Force Test Center Edwards AFB!

    Superlative Staff

    Melissa Sarmiento Ayala Accepts New Position with the College of Engineering

    Mellisa Sarmiento Ayala has been with the College of Optical Sciences since Fall 2012. She is the undergraduate and career advisor, and during her time here she has led the past four RiO REU programs, has coordinated the past three OSC Open House for the Festival of Books, and has worked as the industry liaison. Her new position with the College of Engineering entails creating new opportunities for Honors engineering students, coordinating living and learning communities, and helping engineering students be successful. We will miss you at OSC, but wish you luck with your new position. Don't forget! You can still hear Melissa every Sunday on 99.1FM Downtown Radio for her afternoon show from 3-5pm.

    Watts Happening

    Congratulations to the Kupinski Family

    We would like to welcome two new members to the OSC family. Say "Hello!" to Evan Justice Kupinski and Marie Katheryn Kupinski, son and daughter of Associate Research Professor Meredith K. Kupinski and Professor Matthew A. Kupinski. Evan Justice Kupinski was born on July 6th, 2018 at 6 pounds 13 ounces and was 19 inches. Marie Kathryn Kupinski was born on July 6th, 2018 at 6 pounds 1 ounce and was 19 inches. Congratulations from all of us at OSC. 

    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

    Industrial Affiliates

    Non-Industrial Affiliates