Jan. 27 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    WYANT COLLEGE RAISES $28M FOR ENDOWED CHAIRS, FOUR NEWLY ESTABLISHED FUNDS ANNOUNCED

    Wyant College of Optical Sciences has completed one of the most ambitious fundraising endowed chair campaigns for a single college in the university's history. Tom Koch, dean, announced earlier this week that, within a three-year period, the college received $28 million in donations to establish 14 new endowed chairs. Each endowment carries a $2 million balance. Tom Koch also shared the names of the most recently established endowed chair funds:

    • Jean M. Bennett Optica Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences
    • Nelson E. Claytor Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences
    • Robert M. Edmund Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences
    • John B. Hayes Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences 

     Read the official press release.

    IN MEMORIAM: JACK D. GASKILL

    Emeritus Professor Jack Gaskill passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of January 24th, 2022. Jack was a quick-witted, invested, professor dedicated to his students and optics education. Read more about Jack and his impact on the Wyant College.

    SPRING 2022 INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES SHOWCASE AND WORKSHOP | FEB. 14 - 16

    Please Save this Date! Wyant College Students and Faculty, here's your chance to meet the College's corporate partners by attending the Industrial Affiliates program, Feb 14-16. In addition to presenting your research, students can also learn of the many career and internship opportunities these partners have available.  Sign up to present! Questions? Email Katherine Schumann, Senior Events Coordinator, at katschu@optics.arizona.edu.  

    Industrial Affiliates Members, click here for details

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    TECH LAUNCH ARIZONA: A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH DEAN ABECASSIS
    Feb. 2, 12 p.m., Zoom

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: SCOTT MCELDOWNEY
    Feb. 3, 3:30 p.m., Meinel 307

    PRISM WEEK
    Feb. 7 - 11, Meinel Building

    KLA IA MEMBER VIRTUAL INFO SESSION
    Feb. 10, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Meinel Building

    SPRING 2022 INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES MEETING & CORPORATE SHOWCASE
    Feb. 14 - 16, Meinel Building & UAZ campus

    TECH LAUNCH ARIZONA: CREATING VALUE: PATENTS FOR AI, MACHINE LEARNING, AND SOFTWARE
    Feb. 16, 11 a.m., Zoom

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: CURTIS VOLIN
    Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    EDMUND OPTICS IA MEMBER INFO SESSION
    Feb. 17, 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Meinel 307

    MEDIA MENTIONS

    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    ANOTHER WAVELENGTH: DOMINIQUE GALVEZ

    This week in Another Wavelength, we chat with 1st year Ph.D. student Dominique "Nikki" Galvez. Nikki is advised by Professor Jennifer Barton.  

    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES UPDATES

    GOOGLE JOINS OSC INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES

    Google is a new Leadership Partner in the Wyant College’s Industrial Affiliates. Welcome, Google!

    WELCOME CVI LASER OPTICS

    CVI Laser Optics has joined the College’s Industrial Affiliates as a Leadership Partner. Welcome, CVI Laser Optics!

    KLA VIRTUAL CAREER INFO-SESSION | FEB. 10

    KLA's virtual info-session about careers and opportunities is scheduled for February 10th, at 4:00 pm MST. Add the date to your calendar to learn more about career and internship opportunities with KLA.

    EDMUND OPTICS CAREER INFO-SESSION | FEB. 17

    Edmund Optics has been a leading global manufacturer and supplier of optics, imaging, and photonics technologies since 1942. Join Edmund Optics on February 17th from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. for a special info session on careers and opportunities.

    WATTS HAPPENING

    UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT

    Colors of STEM | Jan. 28

    You are invited to join fellow STEM students of color for a monthly lunchtime gathering focused on rotating topics of professional development, access to science careers, and holistic wellness. January's topic is "The Art of Science" and will take place January 28th, 2022 at 12 p.m. AZT. RSVP to attend. View the flyer.

    Women in STEM Virtual Forum | Feb. 3

    Lunabotics would like you to join them February 3, 2022 at 3 p.m. EST as we meet the women of NASA who will inspire you to pursue your dreams in science, technology, engineering and math. Participate here. View the flyer.

    14th Annual BIO5 | BIOSA Student Industry Networking Event | Feb. 15

    On Feb. 15 from 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. AZT meet representatives from life science, biomedical, and biotech companies to find out how to prepare for a career outside of academia - and learn more about current internship opportunities. View the flyer.

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Non-Industrial Affiliates Opportunities


    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!