Dec. 2 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF ARE INVITED

    Faculty, Staff, and Students, please join us Dec. 9 from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. for the OSC Staff Appreciation and Holiday Luncheon. Find details below on the two OSC raffles! Everyone who attends will receive a free ticket to participate in the OSC Raffle (must be present to win!). The 50/50 Raffle will benefit the UA Campus Pantry.

    PLANNING COMMITTEE WRAPS IT UP, RAFFLE ON DEC. 9

    It's official! The OSC Staff Recognition & Holiday Luncheon committee has completed the wrapping of 38 fun holiday gifts just in time for the party. A special thank you to the committee for their hard work planning and executing a very special event for all OSC faculty, staff, and students. Join us for fun, food, laughs, and prizes! Learn more about the event and buy tickets for the 50/50 raffle! BONUS: Get 5 extra tickets for purchasing in advance.

    OSC INVITED TO A SPECIAL TECH LAUNCH ARIZONA NETWORKING BREAKFAST, DEC. 7

    OSC is cordially invited to join Dean Koch and TLA for breakfast and networking. Come grab a bite and chat with us, Dec. 7 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. in Meinel 821. TLA staff will be in attendance to chat about inventions, funding for development, protecting IP and commercialization opportunities, and more.

    JOIN US, SPIE PHOTONICS WEST: OSC ALUMNI AND INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES RECEPTION

    OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates members are invited to register to attend the Wyant College of Optical Sciences’ Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception held in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West - San Francisco. The event is Tuesday, January 25 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the W San Francisco Hotel. 

    OSC FACULTY & RESEARCHERS INVITED TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR OPTIMAX $10K RESEARCH GRANT

    Optimax, an Industrial Affiliates Leadership Partner, is offering a $10,000 Optimax Grant for Research for their services to manufacture custom optical components. All faculty and researchers at the University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences are invited to submit a proposal by January 15, 2022. Find details here.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: DR. LAMBERTUS HESSELINK
    Dec. 2, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    SOCK COMMUNITY SPEAKERS: A CAREER IN THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR
    Dec. 3, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Meinel 410

    TECH LAUNCH ARIZONA AND OSC NETWORKING BREAKFAST
    Dec. 7, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

    LAST DAY OF CLASSES & LABORATORY SESSIONS
    Dec. 8

    READING DAY
    Dec. 9

    OSC STAFF APPRECIATION & HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
    Dec. 9, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby & Patio

    FINAL EXAMS
    Dec. 10 - 16

    WYANT COLLEGE WINTER COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
    Dec. 17, 3:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    WINTER 2021 CLASSES BEGIN
    Dec. 20

    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    DR. PIERRE-ALEXANDRE BLANCHE NAMED FELLOW MEMBER OF OPTICA

    Congratulations to Dr. Pierre-Alexandre Blanche who was elected as a Fellow Member of Optica (formerly OSA) at the Society's November 2021 Board of Directors meeting. Read the full press release.

    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    KIRA HART SHANKS TAKES PROJECT FROM CONCEPT TO LAUNCH INTO NEAR SPACE

    Kira Hart Shanks, fifth-year Ph.D. student at OSC, was recently featured in a UANews article about the research she is pursuing with Dr. Meredith Kupinski. "It's not typical for a doctoral student to progress a technology from design to fabrication to assembly, then to deployment and even analysis of field measurements," Kupinski said.

    ANOTHER WAVELENGTH: HAYDEN WISNIEWSKI

    This week in Another Wavelength, we chat with 4th year Ph.D. student Hayden Wisniewski. Hayden is advised by Assistant Professor Brandon Chalifoux.  

    STUDENT DIRECTORY PHOTOS OPPORTUNITY

    There's still time to get a new directory photo! Sign up for a time slot here. A high-resolution headshot will be sent to you for your personal use and will be posted after your approval. No times work? Email amee@optics.arizona.edu for a time that does!

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!