Dec. 17 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    HERE COMES 2021!

    All of us at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences wish you the best as 2020 closes out, and we wish you a happy and successful 2021. Watts Up! will be taking a winter hiatus and will return on January 28, 2021. Please feel free to reach out to Amee Hennig with any questions or news.

    CALL FOR SPEAKERS: OSC'S INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES MEETING

    OSC's Spring Industrial Affiliates program will be here before we know it and we are seeking students and faculty who are interested in sharing their exciting discoveries and research with our IA partners. 

    Read more

    JOHNSON & JOHNSON INNOVATION CHALLENGE

    Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs is hosting "Quickfire Challenges" for undergraduate and graduate students from UArizona to compete for prizes of up to $100,000 in grant funding. 

    Read more

    BE A PRACTICAL OPTICS WORKSHOP DESIGN TEAM TUTOR

    The Practical Optics Workshop Optical Design Team is looking for new tutors to start in the spring! If you are interested in joining a team of motivated, dedicated, and hard-working individuals who help teach the college how to use optical design software, please submit your application HERE.

    Read more

    OPPORTUNITIES WITH INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS

    International Friends, associated with the University of Arizona through the International Student Services office,  is seeking hosts from OSC staff and faculty as well as new graduate student participants. They match Tucson area hosts with international students to do activities together and to promote international understanding. In fact, some of our very own OSC students have participated in the program and loved what the group added to their college-experience.

    Read more

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    FINAL EXAMS
    Dec. 11 - 17

    TECH LAUNCH ARIZONA PRESENTATION: "LEARN ABOUT SBIR/STTR GRANTS WITH TECH LAUNCH ARIZONA"
    Dec. 15, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Zoom
    Read more

    WINTER CLASSES BEGIN
    Dec. 21

    CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS - NO CLASSES
    Dec. 24 - 25

    NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY - NO CLASSES
    Jan. 1

    CLAIM YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE PRESENTATION: CHOOSING YOUR FAVORITE HATS
    Jan. 8, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Zoom
    Read more

    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    ROBERT NORWOOD ELECTED TO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF INVENTORS

    Congratulations are in order for Professor Bob Norwood for his recent election as a Fellow to the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction solely for academic inventors. Read the official press release.

    Read more

    OSC ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR INVITED TO FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION'S QUANTUM INTERNET FORUM

    On December 15thSaikat Guha joined leaders from academia, industry, and government to discuss state-of-the-art quantum networking research and development that will create greater understanding about the quantum Internet at the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Quantum Internet Forum. This forum is anticipated to bring to light ways that the public and private sectors can help lead the USA to success in the new Internet of the future.

    Read more

    CONTRACTS & GRANTS

    [QUANTUM ACCELERATOR] RB 2-PHOTON OPTICAL ATOMIC CLOCK
    Principal Investigator: R. Jason Jones
    Read more

    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    ANOTHER WAVELENGTH: RANTAJ SINGH

    This month in Another Wavelength, we chat with B.S. student Rantaj Singh. Rantaj is currently enrolled in the Accelerated Master's Program and mentored by Nik Anderson.

    Read more

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!