Feb. 21 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    UA Main Page Features OSC Student

    In celebration of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, OSC's very own, Adriana Stohn is currently featured on the main page of the University of Arizona website. UA selected six women across campus to feature and revealed these women's "superpowers." Stohn is shown holding two Poincaré spheres.

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    2019 Women in the Workforce Series Opens with Katie Schwertz of Edmund Optics

    The Southern Arizona Women in the Workforce, 2019 Women in the Workforce Series starts as Katie Schwertz, Senior Design Engineer at Edmund Optics, presents "Strategies for Advancing Your Career" on February 22, 2019 from 3 - 5 p.m. Katie will share real-life strategies she used to advance her career. She’ll speak about how to evaluate your value in an organization and how to avoid common missteps that early career professionals make.

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    Special Presentation: You can Have a Career in Optics at the FDA

    Kick off the Industrial Affiliates workshop next week by attending a Brown Bag Lunch, hosted by Women in Optics! On Monday, February 25th from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Dr. Kyle Myers from the SPIE Board of Directors and Director of Imaging, Diagnostics, and Software Reliability at the Food and Drug Administration will share how optics can lead to a career with the FDA.  Come to the Gender and Women's Studies Building Room 100 (on Tyndall Ave. near University Blvd) for some coffee and cookies! Learn more about the talk.

    Upcoming Events

    Special Presentation: Matthew Shaw

    Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m., Meinel 647

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    Special Presentation: Katie Schwertz

    Feb. 22, 3 p.m., UA Student Union, Kiva Room 268

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    Industrial Affiliates Spring 2019 Meeting

    Feb. 25 - 27

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    Special Presentation: Kyle Myers

    Feb. 25, 12 p.m., Gender and Women's Studies Building, Rm 100

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    OSC Colloquium: Kate Medicus

    Feb. 28, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Special Event: 12 Tips to Improve Lens Design for Manufacturing

    Mar. 1, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Spring Recess - no classes

    Mar. 2 - 10

    Festival of Books, OSC Open Building Event

    Mar. 2, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby

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    Launching your Career (WiO)

    Mar. 18

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    Media Mentions

    Contracts and Grants

    Understanding Biological Systems Using Resonator-Mediated Single-Molecule Raman Detection and Spectroscopy

    Principal Investigator: Judith Su

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    Students in the Spotlight

    OSC Student Places in Student Competition at Conference

    Congratulations to OSC graduate student, Kira Hart, who was the 2nd place winner in the Oral Presentation Category of the Joint Conference [9R2O and 15NGOESS] Student Competition at the 2019 AMS 99th Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Hart's presentation "LWIR Spectro-Polarimeter for Cloud-Induced Polarization Measurements" was based on her research with Dr. Russell Chipman and Dr. Meredith Kupinski. Hart was featured in the Another Wavelength here.

    WiO Receives Funding for LYC Symposium

    Women in Optic's much anticipated Launching You Career Student Symposium was selected by the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (ODIEX) committee to receive funding to support the special event. Congratulations WiO! Great work planning and hosting events that have such a great impact on the University of Arizona student population. 

    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Industrial Affiliates Corporate Showcase and Workshop

    The College of Optical Sciences is hosting its Spring 2019 Industrial Affiliates Corporate Showcase and Workshop on Feb. 25 - 27. IA members may register by contacting Kaye Rowan, Senior Director of Development at rowan@optics.arizona.edu

    Watts Happening

    Cochise College Visits OSC

    Cochise College visited the 3D holography lab where Craig Draper and Micah Mann gave them a special tour of their research. Later, Ryan Sipos performed a cow eye dissection while sharing with the students all the optical components that make eyes function. It was a great day and the students had a blast learning about optics. Speaking with the students afterward, CIAN Coordinator, Trin Riojas, learned that 90% of the students plan to transfer to the UA to study a STEM field, mostly engineering. 

    Launching your Career 2019

    All University of Arizona STEM undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctorals, faculty, and industry professionals are invited to attend the 2019 Launching Your Career Symposium, hosted by OSC's Women in OpticsRegister today!

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    Employment Opportunities

    Industrial Affiliates

    Non-Industrial Affiliates