Feb. 1 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    NCU Student Exchange Program and Scholarship

    The Department of Optics and Photonics (DOP), National Central University in Taiwan invites scholarship applications for incoming exchange students for Summer (Jun. – Jul., internship) and Fall (Sept. – Jan., regular semester) in 2018. The opportunities are offered to undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Optical Sciences, the University of Arizona. Interested applicants should contact DOP professors to find a host research laboratory in advance. The awards will be $2,500 per person. The application deadline is April 15, 2018.

    University of Arizona's College of Engineering Industry Exposition (iExpo) 2018

    The University of Arizona Engineering Student Council invites you to attend the largest student-run career fair for engineers in Arizona! The iExpo provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate engineering students to connect with corporations and government agencies in a more intimate setting.

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    Laser Fun Day Seeks Volunteers

    Take an important role in the planning and/or execution of the largest annual event to take place at the College of Optical Sciences! Sign up to be a volunteer or contact outreach@optics.arizona.edu with questions. All volunteers receive a Laser Fun Day Shirt, pizza, and eegees. Start by attending the upcoming Laser Fun Day Planning Committee Meeting, Feb. 2 in Meinel 305. The meeting will include free pizza and reoccur every other Friday. Find more information on the SOCk website.

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    Upcoming Events

    Colloquium: Alex Burgers

    Feb 1, 3:30–5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Special Presentation: Viktoriia Babicheva

    Feb 2, 10 a.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Special Presentation: Philipp Haslinger

    Feb 7, 11 a.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Special Presentation: Jukka Tulkki and Mikko Partanen

    Feb. 7, 11 a.m., Meinel 547

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    Colloquium: Prem Kumar

    Feb 8, 3:30–5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    The Art of Planetary Sciences Show

    Feb 10-12, 5pm, Kuiper Space Sciences Building

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    University of Arizona's College of Engineering Industry Exposition (iExpo) 2018

    Feb 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Union Memorial Center, North Ballroom

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    Colloquium: Hong Fu

    Feb 15, 3:30–5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    AIAA Kids Club Visit to OSC

    Feb 17, 1-4 p.m., Meinel Building

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    Lockheed Martin Info Session

    Feb 19

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    Colloquium: Ebrahim Karimi

    Feb 22, 3:30–5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Colloquium: TBD

    Mar 1, 3:30–5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Spring Recess - no classes

    March 5 – 9

    Festival of Books

    March 10 – 11 

    KLA-Tencor Info Session

    Mar 13, 5-8:30 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Another Wavelength: Colton Bigler

    This month in Another Wavelength, we chat with 4th year Ph.D. candidate, Colton Bigler.

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    Alumni Dispatches

    OSC Alumnus Nominated for WAGS ProQuest Innovation in Technology Award

    The College of Optical Sciences would like to congratulate Chen-Ting Liao, M.S. and Ph.D. graduate of the College of Optical Sciences for his nomination for the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) ProQuest Innovation in Technology Award. His nomination was based on his doctoral dissertation, “Exploring Ultrafast Quantum Dynamics of Electrons by Attosecond Transient Absorption,” which he completed in 2017 under the direction of Professor Arvinder Sandhu.

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Lockheed Martin Visits OSC, Seeks new Employees

    Lockheed Martin, an OSC Industrial Affiliate Leadership Partner, will visit the College of Optical Sciences Monday, Feb 19 through Wednesday, Feb 21. During this visit, the company will host an information session on Feb 19 in Meinel 307 (more details to come).

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    Watts Happening

    OSC at SPIE Photonics West 2018

    The College of Optical Sciences was happy to be present for the 2018 SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco, CA. A number of faculty and students attended to participate both as attendees and presenters. Additionally, the college hosted a booth where Melissa Ayala and Lindsay Loebig, Senior Academic Advisors, and Amy Phillips, Senior Licensing Manager, presented the many opportunities available at the college.

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    2018 Winter School

    The 2018 Winter School brought together a select group of undergraduate students for an overview of foundational topics in optics and their relation to current research. The 2018 Workshop provided a forum for both faculty and students from predominantly undergraduate institutions to share results, approaches, and methodologies in optics and photonics research and education that are unique to the undergraduate setting.

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