Jan. 16 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    A New Semester

    It's time for another semester! And with it comes a great deal of excitement and anticipation for the adventures to come. Here at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences we're wishing everyone the best year with many successes. We cannot wait to celebrate with you. Please reach out to Media Content Manager, Amee Hennig, with any exciting updates you want to share.

    OSC Interviewing Nobel Laureate Strickland

    2018 Physics Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland is Visiting OSC and we are interviewing her for an article! OSC is making a call for questions to ask Strickland to be submitted no later than Friday, January 31st. Read more to find out how to submit your questions.

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    Please Join Us

    The Wyant College of Optical Sciences invites you to attend the Celebration of Life remembering Roland Shack, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Meinel Building 8th Floor (corner of Cherry & University). Please RSVP to Melissa Griffiths at mgriffiths@optics.arizona.edu by Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

    Work at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences

    The Wyant College of Optical Sciences has launched its faculty searches for several Endowed Chair positions that have been funded by generous donors.  Learn more about the open positions and apply!

    Upcoming Events

    OSC Colloquium: Canceled - First week of classes

    Jan. 16, 2020

    Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - no classes

    Jan. 20, 2020

    OSC Colloquium: Dr. Laura Coyle

    Jan. 23, 2020, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    OSC Colloquium: Dr. Sunil Bhave

    Jan. 30, 2020, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    OSC Colloquium: CANCELED

    Feb. 6, 2020

    Shack Celebration of Life

    Feb. 12, 2020, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    OSC Colloquium: Dr. Esther Baumann

    Feb. 13, 2020, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Greivenkamp President of SPIE 2020

    After serving as Vice President and President-Elect, Professor John Greivenkamp has begun his term as SPIE President. For the year of 2020, Greivenkamp will lead the Society as it continues to work towards its goals.

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    Faculty Named IEEE Fellow

    Congratualtions to OSC Professor, Ivan Djordjevic, who was recently named IEEE Fellow.

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    Contracts & Grants

    Bayesian Inversion for High-Powered X-Ray Imaging Systems (Task No 1 of 2)

    Principal Investigator: Matthew A. Kupinski

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    The Characterization of 450mm Convex Aspheric Mirror

    Principal Investigator: Chang Jin Oh

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Another Wavelength: Craig Draper

    This month in Another Wavelength, we chat with B.S. Student Craig Draper, currently mentored by Pierre-Alexandre Blanche.

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    Submit a Paper to the Wyant Tribute

    “A Tribute to James C. Wyant: The Extraordinaire of Optical Metrology and Optics Education” will be held in conjunction with the SPIE Optics + Photonics conference in San Diego this August 2020. This is an open invitation for everyone to submit a paper by following the SPIE conference link, and Call for Papers.

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    12th Annual BIO5/BIOSA Student Industry Networking Event

    The 12th Annual Student Industry Networking Event is approaching on Tuesday, February 11th from 4-6 PM at the BIO5 Institute. Past events have successfully connected UA graduate and undergraduate students to internships and jobs in the Arizona biotech and biomedical industry. This is not a regular recruitment fair but rather an event that allows participants to explore careers in industry by speaking with employees from the attending companies. Check out the even flyer.

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    Call for Student Presenters: Spring Industrial Affiliates

    Love to share your research with others? Dying for some practice before the big thesis defense? Or looking to impress potential future employers!? Look no further! The Spring Industrial Affiliates Workshop is looking to fill the agenda with student presenters like you! 

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    2020 Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship in Optical Design Now Available

    The application for the 2020 Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship in Optical Design is now available. The Scholarship is to be awarded to a student of optical design, where the term 'optical design' is meant to include lens design, illumination design and computational optical design.

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    Alumni Dispatches

    Alumnus Gives Biomedical Technology Technical Presentation

    Sean McCafferty, MD and OSC alumnus 2015, will be offering a biomedical technology technical presentation at the Arizona Photonics Days 2020 on January 31 at 4 p.m.  

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    OSC Alumnus Declared SPIE Fellow

    Congratulations to Dan Smith, who was honored by SPIE when he was named a 2020 SPIE Fellow.

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    OSC Alumni & Industrial Affiliates Reception

    OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception
    Held in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West - San Francisco
    To register, please click on the link (required by January 31, 2020)

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    Superlative Staff

    Welcome to OSC, Amanda & Jini

    OSC has two new faces! Amanda Steward is OSC's newest Accountant in Meinel 641. Jini Kandyil may be found in the Academic Programs Office, Meinel 403B, and is OSC's new Senior Academic Advisor. Visit them to say hello and welcome!

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    Watts Happening

    Optics Outreach Class

    An exciting course you may consider taking this semester is the Optics Outreach OPTI 489/589: Learn how to get K-12 students excited about optical science and technology.

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    2019 Winter Commencement

    Graduating students and their loved ones, along with OSC staff and faculty, gathered on Friday, Dec. 20 to celebrate the College of Optical Sciences' Winter Commencement. The intimate ceremony was followed by a light spread and cake in the Meinel 3rd floor lobby. 

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