Dec. 22 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Happy New Year from OSC

    Happy New Year from OSC

    The College of Optical Sciences would like to wish you and yours a happy new year. May all your endeavors be met with success and appreciation. Please note that Watts Up! will be taking a winter hiatus and will return on Jan. 19, 2017.

    Research in Optics REU Applications Now Being Accepted

    College of Optical Sciences' Research in Optics REU Program

    Applications for the 2017 Research in Optics (RiO) REU program are now being accepted. Undergraduate students interested in studying the field of light are encouraged to apply for this 10-week summer program. Applications are due no later than Feb. 28, 2017.

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    Winter School & Workshop Updates

    2017 OSC Winter School & Workshop

    While registration has closed for the 2017 Optics and Photonics Winter School & Workshop, you are invited to peruse the schedules and review last year's content, including schedule, lecture notes, abstracts and photos and videos.

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    Upcoming Events

    Christmas Holidays - no classes

    Dec. 26-27

    New Year's Holiday - no classes

    Jan. 2

    Keynote Lecture: Prof. David Reitze

    Jan. 6, 8:30 a.m., ILC 130

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    Last day of classes and examination

    Jan. 10

    Tech Launch Arizona: Made It Happen

    Jan. 26, 12 noon-1:00 p.m., SUMC, Ventana Room

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    2017 SPIE Photonics West

    Jan. 28-Feb. 2, The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

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    2017 OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception

    Jan. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m., W San Francisco Hotel, San Franciso, CA; RSVP required

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Peyghambarian Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

    Nasser Peyghambarian elected to National Academy of Inventors

    OSC Professor of Optical Sciences and Chair of Photonics and Lasers, Nasser Peyghambarian, has been elected as a 2016 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

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    Image of the Week

    A recent paper published by Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Professor of Optical Sciences, R. John Koshel, and previous visiting researcher, Janos Keresztes (among other authors), was highlighted by OSA Publishing through their Picture of the Week for Dec. 19. Go check it out before it's gone!

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    Contracts & Grants

    Assessment of Ophthalmic Surgical Microscopes

    Principal Investigator: Jim Schwiegerling

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    Analysis of Materials

    Principal Investigator: Nasser Peyghambarian

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    Investigating Satellites Catalogued as Debris - STTR Phase I

    Principal Investigator: Michael Hart 

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    Su and McLeod Presented with TRIF Award

    Assistant Professor Euan McLeod and Assistant Research Professor Judith Su were recently awarded a TRIF Undergraduate/Graduate Interdisciplinary "Link" Team Award. The $34,742 grant was given to the team for their proposal entitled Rationally Designed Photonic Nanostructures for More Sensitive and Robust Biochemical Optical Resonator Sensors.

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Winter Commencement Photos Available

    2016 Optical Sciences (OSC) Winter Commencement Photos

    The 2016 Winter Commencement ceremony took place on Friday, Dec. 16 and was followed by a small celebration in the Meinel 3rd floor lobby. Photos of the event are now online in our photo gallery, and high-resolution versions are available by request.

    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    II-VI Joins Industrial Affiliates

    Please welcome II-VI Incorporated, joining our Industrial Affiliates program as a Leadership Partner. II-VI is a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components, and is headquartered in Saxonburg, PA. 

    Superlative Staff

    Superlative Staff: Year-End Celebration

    Staff Recognition Program banner

    The remaining staff recognition awards were presented during the OSC Holiday Party, which took place on a balmy Thursday, Dec. 8 outside the Meinel building. Awards were given for the December SPOT, 4th Quarter Peer-to-Peer and Employee of the Year. 

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    Watts Happening

    Holiday Party Photos Online

    2016 OSC Holiday Party

    Photos from the 2016 OSC Holiday Celebration, Staff Appreciation and Gift Exchange are now online in our photo gallery section. Go and relive the experience or see what you missed. See you next year!

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