Aug. 7 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    OSC Part of National Team to Launch Photonics Institute

    College of Optical Sciences Part of National Team to Launch Photonics Institute

    On July 27, Vice President Joe Biden announced that a New York-based public-private partnership had been selected to receive $110 million in federal funding to advance U.S. leadership in photonic integrated circuits. The College of Optical Sciences is a key member within a consortium of 124 colleges, companies and laboratories across the country that will be part of the new American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics).

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    Etendue: Jacobus M. Oschmann

    Welcome to Etendue, featuring interesting and accomplished individuals known for their leadership and contributions both with their careers and the College of Optical Sciences, in their own words. (For a similar view on the college’s best and brightest – our students – please check out Another Wavelength among our Students in the Spotlight.)

    This week, we hear from Jacobus (Jim) M. Oschmann, M.S. 1983.

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    Wildcat Student Employee Fair: Part-Time Jobs for Full-Time Students

    Are you a full-time UA student in search of part-time work? If so, you can't afford to miss the UA Career Services' Wildcat Student Employment Fair coming up on August 26th. The fair is specifically designed to help you find jobs on or near campus in an easy, one-stop shop of opportunity. Participating colleges, departments and local businesses are looking to fill over 500 positions.

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    Upcoming Events

    SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference

    Aug. 9-13, San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego; registration required

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    UA Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium

    Aug. 10, 1-3 p.m., SUMC Grand Ballroom

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    OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception in San Diego

    Aug. 11, 5:30-7 p.m., Bayside Pavilion, San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego; registration required

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    UA International Graduate Student Orientation

    Aug. 11-13, 8 a.m., UA Student Union

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    OSC New Graduate Student Orientation

    Aug. 20-21, Meinel Building, 3rd Floor Lobby

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    Classes Begin

    Aug. 24

    Media Mentions

    Contracts & Grants

    Inaugural Optics and Photonics Winter School and Workshop

    Principal Investigators: R. Jason Jones, Poul Jessen, Masud Mansuripur, Jim Schwiegerling and Jennifer K. Barton

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    Fabrication of Diffractive Patterns on Aspheric Mirror Substrates

    Principal Investigator: Tom D. Milster

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    Watts Happening

    Hearing Assistance Installed in Meinel 307

    Good news for those who have a difficult time hearing while attending lectures in Meinel 307 – A hearing assistance loop was recently installed that works with four available earphone devices, as well as any hearing aids with telecoil. In order to utilize this new feature, the speaker must use the room's microphone.

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    Employment Opportunities

    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) | UA College of Optical Sciences

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    Instrument Engineer | Sigma Space Corporation

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    Optical Design Engineer | Exelis - A Division of Harris

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    Optical Engineer | Orafol

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