Aug. 4 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Reflections: H. Angus Macleod

    OSC Reflections

    Welcome to Reflections, a series of bimonthly biographies featuring OSC Emeritus faculty, written by Tammy Orr. This month, we highlight H. Angus Macleod.

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    Optics in Reddit Science's Ask Me Anything Series

    Assistant Professor Dae Wook Kim and OSC students Logan Graves and Isaac Trumper will be participating in Reddit Science's Ask Me Anything series on Aug. 10.

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    RSVP for the OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception

    San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina

    The 2016 SPIE Optics + Photonics conference is just around the corner, and with it comes the OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception. The reception is taking place at the Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego on August 30. For more information and to register or send your regrets, see our calendar event.

    Upcoming Events

    A History of Hexapod Robots

    Aug. 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Meinel 821

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    Last Day of Classes

    Aug. 10

    OSC New Graduate Student Orientation

    Aug. 18-19, Meinel 3rd floor lobby

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    Classes Begin: Fall 2016 Semester

    Aug. 22

    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

    Promotional Congratulations

    We would like to extend our congratulations to faculty members Alexandre Laurain and Dan Nguyen, who were recently promoted. Alexandre is now an assistant research professor and Dan an associate research professor

    Contracts & Grants

    The Absolute Radiometric Calibration of the RapidEye Constellation of Satellites

    Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Czapla-Myers

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    GOALI: Achromatic Visible and Near Infrared Full Stokes Imaging Polarimeter

    Principal Investigator: Stanley Pau

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    RET Site: Optics Research Experience for Teachers in Native American Schools (O-RETinas)

    Principal Investigator(s): Allison Huff, Robert A. Norwood

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    Collaborative Research: EAGER: Generation and Manipulation of New Sources in 20-60 Micron on a Chip

    Principal Investigator: Khanh Kieu

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    Label-Free, Highly-Specific, Small Molecule Detection Using Microtoroid Optical Resonators

    Principal Investigator: Tsu-Te Judith Su

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Undergrads on Dean's List

    College of Optical Sciences Undergraduate Dean's List

    A large number of the College of Optical Sciences' talented and top-notch B.S. in OSE students made the fall 2015 and spring 2016 Dean's List:

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    OSC Students Among SPIE Scholarship Recipients

    Several OSC students were among those to receive named education scholarships supported all or in part by the society. SPIE has awarded $351,000 in education and travel scholarships this year to more than 135 outstanding students studying optics, photonics, imaging and related disciplines. 

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    Alumni Dispatches

    Janet Fender Receives U.S. Presidential Distinguished Rank Award

    College of Optical Sciences alumna, Dr. Janet S. Fender, currently Chief Scientist and Science Advisor to the Commander of USAF Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA, received the U.S. Presidential Distinguished Rank Award in recognition of her long-term accomplishments and exceptional service to the American people.

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    Employment Opportunities

    OSC Industrial Affiliates