Feb. 18 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Optics Students Win Research PitchFest

    UA Optical Science students win Research Pitchfest

    A group of graduate and undergraduate Optical Sciences students, led by R. John Koshel, won the 2015 Pitchfest in the Research category for their project, Illumination of Rothko's Paint at University of Arizona. What began as an illumination application from the OPTI 506: Radiometry, Sources and Detectors course, evolved into designing a lighting system to illuminate one of the UA Museum of Art's most valuable pieces, Rothko's "Green on Blue."

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    Winter School and Workshop a Success

    Optics and Photonics Winter School and Workshop Group Photo

    The first inaugural Optics and Photonics Winter School and Workshop, which took place Jan. 5-9, 2016, was a resounding success. The school brought together 30 or so undergraduate students from top liberal arts colleges, technical colleges and universities for an overview of foundational topics in optics and photonics and their relation to current research.

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    Research in Optics Program: Last Chance to Register

    If you're interested in being one of the 10 students accepted into the 10-week summer 2016 Research in Optics (RiO) REU program, don't forget that applications are due no later than Feb. 26! View the RiO webpage to view the available research programs and to apply online.

    KLA-Tencor Hosting Info Session

    KLA-Tencor Corp., a Leadership Partner in the college's Industrial Affiliates program, will hold an information session on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Meinel 307. Pizza and refreshments will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. Steve Lange will be presenting.

    OSC at Tucson Festival of Books

    College of Optical Sciences at Festival of Books

    The College of Optical Sciences will be participating in the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books as part of Science City, within the Science of Tomorrow neighborhood. This is a wonderful opportunity to volunteer and share with the public how light touches our everyday lives.

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    Upcoming Events

    SOCK Presents Fresnel Roasting

    Feb. 25, 2-3 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Courtyard

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    Colloquium: Jean-Pierre Wolf

    March 10, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Tucson Festival of Books

    March 12-13, UA Mall, Science City, Science of Tomorrow Neighborhood

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    No Classes

    March 12-20: Spring Recess

    Colloquium: Laura Waller

    March 24, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Industrial Affiliates Workshop

    March 28-30

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    Industrial Affiliates Corporate Showcase and Career Fair

    March 28, 4-6 p.m.; Registration required

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    Colloquium: Raymond K. Kostuk

    March 31, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Media Mentions

    Contracts & Grants

    Fundamental Strong-Field Interactions with Ultrafast, Mid-Infrared Lasers

    Principal Investigator: Pavel Polynkin

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Another Wavelength: Cory Boone

    Students in the Spotlight: Cory Boone

    This month on Another Wavelength, we meet Tucson native and senior Cory Boone, who began his academic career at the University of Arizona in the mechanical engineering program.

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    Chris Summitt Photo Published in After Image

    Ph.D. candidate and photographer extraordinaire Chris Summitt had his photo "Spherical Aberrations" published in the Feb. 2016 issue of Optics & Photonics News magazine. Grab a copy or view it online in the After Image section. Fantastic work, Chris!

    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Leupold & Stevens Joins Affiliates

    Welcome OSC - College of Optical Sciences Industrial Affiliate Members

    Leupold & Stevens, a family-owned, fifth-generation company that designs, machines and assembles precision optical instruments, joined the College of Optical Sciences Industrial Affiliates program as an Associate Partner. All of us at OSC are happy to have you as part of this important program. Welcome!

    Register for the Spring 2016 Affiliates Workshop

    Industrial Affiliates members are invited to register for the spring 2016 workshop, taking place March 28-30. A formal invitation and registration information was sent to current Industrial Affiliates members. If you did not receive the invitation, or you're not a current IA member and wish to attend, please contact Kaye Rowan at rowan@optics.arizona.edu.

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    Employment Opportunities