Feb. 12 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Etendue: Robert Edmund

    Welcome to Etendue, featuring interesting and accomplished individuals known for their leadership and contributions both with their careers and the College of Optical Sciences, in their own words. (For a similar view on the college’s best and brightest – our students – please check out Another Wavelength among our Students in the Spotlight.)

    This week, we hear from Robert Edmund.

     The throughput of a life in optics" banner

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    Get Ready for Laser Fun Day!

    Kids of all ages – come one, come all! OSC's fifth Laser Fun Day will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Meinel Building.

    Green lights criss-cross in the fan-favorite Laser Maze

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    College of Optical Sciences Raises $12.5M for Scholarships

    The University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences has successfully completed one of the most ambitious scholarship fundraising campaigns in the University’s history.

    More than 270 donors collectively raised $2.5 million in response to a $10 million challenge, establishing 27 new endowed scholarships for optics graduate students, raising the total to 30.

    Row of begowned and -mortarboarded graduates at commencement ceremony

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    Fellowship Opportunity for Women Postdocs

    The 2015 L’Oréal USA for Women in Science fellowship program will award five postdoctoral women scientists up to $60,000 each.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents affiliated with with a U.S.-based academic or research institution, and they must commit to at least 20 hours of activity in support of women and girls in science.

    The application is available online and is due by March 20.

    Upcoming Events

    Community Speakers: Amina Sonnie

    Feb. 13, noon-1 p.m., Meinel 408

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    Special Presentation: Faculty Candidate Wei Zhou

    Feb. 16, 4 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Special Presentation: Jae Hoon Lee

    Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Colloquium: Saikat Guha

    Feb. 19, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Ph.D. Defense: Nicholas Trail

    Feb. 25, 10 a.m., Meinel 447

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    Colloqium: Mikhail Belkin

    Feb. 26, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Laser Fun Day

    Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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    Industrial Affiliates Corporate Showcase and Career Fair

    March 2, 4-6 p.m.; registration required

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    Industrial Affiliates Workshop

    March 3-4

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    Breault Research Organization Introduction to ASAP Tutorial

    March 17-20; registration required

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    Media Mentions

    Alumni Dispatches

    Myers, Ph.D. 1985, Elected to National Academy of Engineering

    College of Optical Sciences alumna and adjunct professor Kyle J. Myers was named one of 67 new members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering last week.

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    In Memoriam: William R. (Bill) Owens, M.S. 2003

    OSC has learned of the Feb. 4 passing of alumnus Bill Owens, who received his M.S. from Tom D. Milster's group in 2003. He was 72.

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    KLA-Tencor Corp. to Host Info Session

    KLA-Tencor Corp., a Leadership Partner in the college's Industrial Affiliates program, will hold an information session on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Meinel 307. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

    Free Intro to ASAP Tutorial Over Spring Break

    Industrial Affiliate Breault Research Organization has generously offered free registration to OSC students and faculty for its March 17-20 Introduction to ASAP Tutorial.

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    Watts Happening

    Staff Recognition: Hector Garcia

    Hearty congratulations go to Hector Garcia, the college's general maintenance supervisor – and the first winner of an OSC Spot Recognition award!

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    Runners and Walkers Wanted

    Calling all runners and walkers: The College of Optical Sciences is fielding a team for the March 22 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on the UA campus! Sign up on our team page

    Legs and feet of marathon runners

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    Employment Opportunities

    To see who's hiring at the college and around the optics industry, please visit the OSC website's Employment section.

    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Tucson, Arizona

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    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Tucson, Arizona

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