Jan. 17 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    Announcements

    Alumni and Industry Partners Reception in San Francisco in February

    The College of Optical Sciences will kick off its yearlong 50th anniversary festivities with an alumni and industry partners reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the San Francisco Marquis Marriott, concurrent with the SPIE Photonics West conference

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    MacLeod to Offer Optical Coating Design Webcast

    At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, Professor Emeritus H. Angus MacLeod will offer an hour-long webcast on the structures, conventions and techniques of optical coating design.

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    SPIE Scholarship Apps Due Next Month

    SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, offers generous education and travel scholarships each year to its high school, undergraduate and graduate student members, ranging in amount from $2,000 to $11,000.

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    Sign Up for Shop Safety Course

    Are you planning to work in the first-floor optics machine shop for the first time this semester? If so, you'll need some safety training.

    Please email optomechanical engineer Todd Horne at hornet@optics.arizona.edu if interested; after receiving sufficient information, he'll work with students to choose the most convenient time for the mandatory course.

    Disclosing Conflicts of Interest

    A gentle reminder from the UA Office for the Responsible Conduct of Research for primary investigators: If you have not updated your conflict of interest form for the year, or if you've acquired a new significant financial interest in the last 30 days, please submit a disclosure form at your earliest opportunity.

    Outdated forms will affect new awards as well as modifications to ongoing projects. If you have any questions about conflicts of interest at the University of Arizona, please contact Victoria Tugade at gibbinsv@email.arizona.edu or 520-626-8266.

    Events

    No Classes

    Jan. 20

    Special Presentation: Malcolm Panthaki and David A. Thomas, Ph.D. 1980

    Jan. 22, 3:45-5 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Colloquium: Brian W. Miller

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

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    Colloquium: Mark A. Neifeld

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

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    SPIE Photonics West Conference

    Feb. 1-Feb. 6, San Francisco

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    OSC Alumni and Industry Partners Reception in San Francisco

    Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m., San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Registration is requested to Lucy Valenzuela at lucy@optics.arizona.edu by Jan. 29.

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    Media Mentions

    Big Funding for Company Co-Founded by Kester, M.S. 2006

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    Rolland, Ph.D. 1990, Among SPIE Startup Challenge Semifinalists

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    SPIE President Stahl, Ph.D. 1985, Describes Passion for Optics and OSC Education

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    Faculty Distinctions

    Liang Awarded Seed Grant

    Associate professor Rongguang Liang received a 2013 Faculty Seed Grant from the University of Arizona Foundation and UA's Office of the Senior Vice President for Research for his proposal "3-D Endoscope for Endonasal Surgery."

    The highly competitive Faculty Seed Grant program involves project evaluations by both peer groups and laypeople and provides up to $10,000 support.

    Meystre Wins Lamb Medal for Work in Quantum Optics

    Over 40 years ago, Professor Emeritus Stephen F. Jacobs and adjunct professor Marlan O. Scully helped shape the earliest meetings of the Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    A Warm Welcome to Douglas Scientific

    The College of Optical Sciences would like to welcome Douglas Scientific to its Industrial Affiliates program as an Associate Partner. Based in Alexandria, Minn., the biotech company designs and manufactures laboratory equipment that enables quicker, less expensive genetic and chemical screening for plant and animal genomics, human diagnostics, and pharmaceutical applications.

    We hope our new friends to the north will be able to join us in the warm desert sun for the 2014 Spring Industrial Affiliates Workshop on March 3-5.

    Employment Opportunities

    Laser Engineer | Opotek Inc.

    Carlsbad, Calif.

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    Optical Engineer | SBG Labs

    Sunnyvale, Calif.

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    Optical Engineer | Utopia Compression

    Los Angeles

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    Optical Systems Engineer | ASML

    Wilton, Conn.

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    Optical Test and Measurement Engineer | SBG Labs

    Sunnyvale, Calif.

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    Optical Test and Simulation Engineer Intern | Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

    Albuquerque, N.M.

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    Optomechanical Design Engineer | nanoPrecision Products

    Camarillo, Calif.

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    Product Engineer | ASML

    Santa Clara, Calif.

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    Senior Optical Engineer | ASML

    Wilton, Conn.

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