Aug. 27 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    WELCOME BACK!

    We're so glad you're joining us this semester! Welcome, if you are coming to the Wyant College for the first time, and welcome back if you are joining us for another year. We're all looking forward to the new school year and are optimistic for the many opportunities it presents. 

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    UARIZONA LAUNCH OF THE CENTER FOR QUANTUM NETWORKS

    UArizona has launched the new Center for Quantum Networks during a public briefing. Watch the replay of the Center for Quantum Networks Briefing here. The Honorable Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona, and President Robert C. Robbins participated in a news briefing about the Center for Quantum Networks. The discussion focused on how the center will lay the foundations of the quantum internet, forever changing how we communicate and sense the world around us.

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    7 OF 19 STARTUPS AT WYANT COLLEGE FY2020

    In fiscal year 2020 the Wyant College saw seven startups emerge at the University of Arizona. Congratulations to all the faculty and students who took part in this great accomplishment in innovation. 

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    SPIE VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR

    The SPIE Virtual Career Summit is a multi-day experience Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. Featuring networking opportunities, workshops, and a job fair, the Career Summit will help prepare you for the next stage of your career and connect you to people who can help you achieve your goals. Register for the career summit here.  

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: GEORGE BARBASTATHIS
    Aug. 27, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Zoom
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    PRACTICAL OPTICAL DESIGN SEMINAR JOURNAL CLUB: "HYPERION: FAR-UV CROSS DISPERSION SPECTROSCOPE DESIGN"
    Aug. 31, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., Zoom
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    OSC COLLOQUIUM: JONATHAN FAN
    Sept. 3, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Zoom
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    LABOR DAY - NO CLASSES
    Sept. 7

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: HARRY ATWATER
    Sept. 10, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Zoom
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    OSC COLLOQUIUM: HATICE ALTUG
    Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Zoom
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    OSC COLLOQUIUM: TOM BAER
    Sept. 24, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Zoom
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    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    TOM MILSTER & LUCA CAUCCI SELECTED AS SENIOR MEMBERS OF NAI

    The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 38 academic inventors to the August 2020 class of NAI Senior Members. Among these are four distinguished University of Arizona faculty including Tom Milster, Wyant College Professor (OSC Alumnus MS 1984 & PhD 1987) and Luca CaucciAssistant Professor of the College of Medicine and joint appointment with Wyant College (OSC Alumnus MS 2009 & PhD 2012). 

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    JUDY SU AWARDED NIH R35 OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATOR AWARD

    Congratulations to OSC Assistant Professor Judy Su and team on the recent NIH R35 MIRA Grant Award for the project, "Label-free single molecule detection for basic science and translational medicine." 

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    CONTRACTS & GRANTS

    LABEL-FREE SINGLE MOLECULE DETECTION FOR BASIC SCIENCE AND TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE
    Principal Investigator: Judith Su
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    DETERMINING LEVELS OF TAU PROTEIN IN POSTMORTEM CEREBRAL SPINAL FLUID AND SERUM SAMPLES
    Principal Investigator: Judith Su
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    DUAL-COMB XUV SPECTROSCOPY OF LASER-INDUCED PLASMAS
    Principal Investigator: Jason Jones
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    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    WIO OFFICER SELECTIONS FOR FALL 2020

    Last week the WiO board was excited to welcome the new chairs to their Fall 2020 board! Congratulations to Kira HartRina FujiedaJuliana RichterMadeline Bergay, and Nikki Galvez

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    SOCK OPTEA ZOOM ROOM RETURNS

    With the start of a new semester, SOCk is re-introducing the OpTea Zoom Room! This room will be open from 9am - 5pm on weekdays, and is a great way to see your old and new friends in Optical Sciences (tea is highly encouraged.) Find out more about what's going on in the OpTea Room here!

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    Join the OpTea Zoom Room anytime M - F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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