Dec. 6 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    $20M Gift to UA College of Optical Sciences is Largest Ever for Faculty Endowed Chairs

    TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences announced Friday that it has received a $20 million pledge to support 10 new endowed faculty positions. The gift comes from the college's founding dean, Professor Emeritus James C. Wyant, Ph.D., and his family. It is the largest gift for endowed faculty chair positions in the university's history.  

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    Alumni & Industrial Affiliate Fall 2019 Reception Registration

    Are you an OSC Alumni or Industrial Affiliate and attending the 2019 SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco? If so, don't forget to RSVP no later than February 2 for the alumni and IA reception, taking place at the W San Francisco Hotel on February 5. 

    Winter Commencement Around the Corner

    Winter Commencement is right around the corner on December 14th. Are you preparing to graduate? RSVP to attend and find out all the details here.

    OSA Foundation Scholarship & Travel Grants

    Two exciting opportunities coming out of the OSA Foundation include scholarship and travel grant opportunities. Apply today! 

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    2019 Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship in Optical Design Now Available

    The application for the 2019 Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship in Optical Design is now available. The scholarship is awarded to a student engaged in optical design of either imaging or non-imaging system.  The application submission deadline is March 31, 2019. For more information visit their website.

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    Upcoming Events

    Special Lecture: Michael G. Raymer

    Dec. 6, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    OSC Winter Commencement

    Dec. 14, 3:00 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Winter 2018 Classes Begin

    Dec. 17

    Christmas Holidays - no classes

    Dec. 24 - 25

    New Year's Holiday - no classes

    Jan. 1

    Spring 2019 Classes Begin

    Jan. 9

    Media Mentions

    Contracts & Grants

    Design and Analysis of a Hybrid Transmission and X-ray Diffraction Scanner for High Throughput Explosive Detection

    Principal Investigator: Amit Ashok

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    Checked Baggage Project: Knowledge Enhanced Compressive Measurement ('KECoM') Informed Design of Dual Modality Explosive Detection System

    Principal Investigator: Amit Ashok

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    Students in the Spotlight

    OSC Student Takes 2nd Place in OSA Photo Contest

    OSC Ph.D. student, Ben Cromey was awarded 2nd place for the Optics & Photonics 2018 Photo Contest! Congratulations Ben, and nicely done. 

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    Another Wavelength: Kira Hart

    This month in Another Wavelength, we chat with 2nd year Ph.D. Student Kira Hart currently mentored by Russell Chipman.

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    Watts Happening

    Welcome, Jessie

    Jessie is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona achieving her MS in Management/Marketing, and BS in Psychology.  As Administrative Associate with OSC, Jessie will participate in the rotation of the Colloquium Lecture Series, coordinate special events/workshops, cross-train with the Admin Team and provide administrative assistance to academic faculty and their research teams supporting activity in academia, research, and service. 

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    Employment Opportunities