Aug. 3 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    UA President Visits OSC

    UA President Robbins Visits OSC

    Last week, UA President Dr. Robert Robbins, met with OSC Dean Thomas L. Koch and Emeritus Professor and OSC Founding Dean James C. Wyant, to gain insights into the College of Optical Sciences. 

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    Seeking Faculty Nominations: 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, 2017.

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    Help Get Kids Excited About Optics

    Optical Sciences Outreach Opportunities

    OSC students: Learn how to get K-12 students excited about optical science and technology with Optics Outreach OPTI 489/589. Your participation may inspire young students to start thinking about getting a degree in Optical Engineering and pursue rewarding careers in many diverse fields involving optics.

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    And So It Begins ...

    Welcome Back to OSC

    The College of Optical Sciences would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone either returning from the summer break or starting new at OSC. There are a number of special welcome-back events geared toward starting the semester off right.

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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 1-3:00 p.m. Graeme Hunt, OSC's media content manager, will be in the Meinel 3rd floor lobby, camera in hand. If you are unavailable but still wish to update your photo, contact Graeme to set up a more convenient time.

    Upcoming Events

    SPIE 2017 Optics + Photonics Conference and Exhibition

    Aug. 6-10, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

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    OSC 2017 Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception - San Diego - Aug. 8

    Aug. 8, 5:30-7 p.m., Harbor House Restaurant (Seaport Village), San Diego, CA

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    New Grad Student Orientation

    Aug. 17-18

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    OSC Photo Directory Photo Shoot

    Aug. 18, 1-3:00 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

    OSC Welcome Back Event & Eegees!

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

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Dholakia Receives 2017 Thomas Young Medal & Prize

    Kishan awarded 2017 Thomas Young Medal and PRize

    OSC Adjunct Professor Kishan Dholakia was awarded the 2017 Thomas Young Medal and Prize for his contributions to the field of optical micromanipulation using shaped light fields in liquid, air and vacuum.

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    Contracts & Grants

    Task-Based Image Quality Evaluation

    Principal Investigator: Matthew A. Kupinski

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    Ultra-Sensitive and Label-Free Detection of Alzheimer's Disease Biomarkers

    Principal Investigator: Tsu-Te Judith Su

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    NRT-IGE: Indigenous Graduate Education in Science and Engineering - Southwest (IGESE-SW)

    Principal Investigator(s): Allison Huff, Daniel Kilper
    Non-OSC Principal Investigator(s): Jeremy Garcia, Ronald Trosper

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    Alumni Dispatches

    Christine Bradly: Launching a Career in Science

    Alumna Christine Bradley was recently featured in the Fall 2017 issue of Career Focus magazine. Christine, who graduated with a Ph.D. in the Spring of 2017, describes her love for science and her journey through optical sciences.

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    Employment Opportunities