Aug. 29 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Welcome back!

    Welcome back, everyone! Here at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences, we're all looking forward to the new school year and all the adventures and educational gains it will bring. 

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    Call for Student Presenters: Fall Industrial Affiliates

    Love to share your research with others? Dying for some practice before the big thesis defense? Or looking to impress potential future employers!? Look no further! The Fall Industrial Affiliates Workshop is looking to fill the agenda with student presenters like you!

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    Photonics Group Inventory Site

    Nasser Peyghambarian's Photonics Group is now offering access to the new Photonics Inventory Site to all Wyant College of Optical Sciences students, staff, professors and faculty. 

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    Battery Recycling

    Battery Recyclying is now available for faculty, staff, and students in OSC. The Photonics group will make available marked boxes on the OSC dock in the room behind the freight elevator for battery disposal. These boxes will be collected and disposed of on the first Monday of every month. Having large quantities of old batteries lying around is a safety hazard. Please dispose of them properly.

    Upcoming Events

    WiO Meeting

    Aug. 29, 2 - 3 p.m., Meinel 654

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    OSC Colloquium: Canceled

    Aug. 29

    Aloha Friday

    Aug. 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby

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    SOCk Community Speakers

    Aug. 30, 12 p.m., Meinel 410

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    No Classes / Labor Day

    Sept. 2

    Timothy Johnson Dissertation Defense

    Sept. 4, 2 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821) 

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    OSC Colloquium: Professor Cun-Zheng Ning

    Sept. 5, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

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    OSC Colloquium: Professor John Schaibley

    Sept. 12, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Special Presentation: Jim Chester, ASML

    Sept. 17, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., SUMC Rm 411

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    OSC Colloquium: Canceled - OSA

    Sept. 19

    Faculty Distinctions

    Ashok Elected as 2019 SPIE Senior Member

    Congratulations to Professor Amit Ashok, who was elected as a 2019 SPIE Senior Member. 

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    Mansuripur Publishes Book

    Congratulations to Professor Masud Mansuripur who recently published "Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering: Applications in Optics and Photonics" under Cognella Academic Publishing. The book is being used in Mansuripur's OPTI 503A course, available in the Spring Semester.

    Su added to Board of National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Judy Su for her recent appointment to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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    Contracts & Grants

    Low-Cost and Compact Multimodal Intraoral Confocal Probe for Oral Cancer Detection and Diagnostics

    Principal Investigator: Rongguang Liang and Steve Wang

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Find a Mentor, Be a Mentor

    This fall, female STEM students will have the opportunity to participate in a new mentorship program that links them with industry professionals. 

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    Student Recieves DoD Scholarship

    Congratulations, Reagan Weeks! Weeks was recently awarded the SMART Scholarship through the Department of Defense. 

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    Find SOCk on Instagram

    The Student Optics Chapter is now on Instagram! So head on over to follow them and contribute!

    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Welcome to NP Photonics, new Industrial Affiliates Member

    OSC is happy to welcome NP Photonics as the newest Associate Partner member to the Wyant College of Optical Sciences Industrial Affiliates. Find a full list of IA Members.

    ASML Technical Talk

    ASML, an Industrial Affiliate Principal Partner at Wyant College, is a leading global technology company that invents, designs, manufactures and services the lithography machines that makes microchips. Please join Jim Chester, with ASML, for a Tech Talk to learn about all of the available career and internship opportunities on Sept. 17, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union, room 411. More details.

    Collins Aerospace Hiring Event

    ISR & Space Solutions, a division of Collins Aerospace, supports some of the nation's most critical missions aiding national defense and space discoveries. Come learn more about ISR & Space Solutions, what they do and the exciting opportunitites they are currently recruiting for.

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    Watts Happening

    Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson Collection

    Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson is currently accepting donations of clean, safe, and interesting items that will support our local teachers and students while at the same time preserve our environment. If you would like to help and donate, please contact Trin Riojas. Donations are being accepted until Sept. 20, 2019. Find a list of recommended/accepted items here.

    Welcome Back Reception Photos

    OSC welcomed OSC students, staff, and faculty to the start of a new school year on a warm and sunny Aug. 26th day. Everyone gathered around to enjoy a Tucson staple, Eegees! Welcome back, students! We are glad you're here! Find photos of the event here.