Jan. 30 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Reflections: Richard L. Shoemaker

    Welcome to Reflections, a series of biographies featuring OSC Emeritus faculty, written by Tammy Orr. This month, we highlight Richard L. Shoemaker.

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    Mirror Made at UA Used in Most Powerful Solar Telescope in the World

    NSO Astronomers at the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope have released the first light images taken by the telescope showcasing unprecedented images of the solar surface. The DKIST primary mirror was made right here at UArizona in 2015. 

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    OSC Interviewing Nobel Laureate Strickland

    The deadline to submit questions to Nobel Laureate, Donna Strickland, has been extended to Feb. 7 and opened up to all UArizona students. Please read more on how to submit.

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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.

    Student Innovation Challenge 2020

    University of Arizona Student Inventors are being invited to submit proposals to participate in the Student Innovation Challenge for the chance to be funded up to $50,000 for their ideas. Learn more at Tech Launch Arizona. Submit a proposal to participate by Feb. 28th, 2020. See the official flyer.

    Launching Your Career 2020

    All University of Arizona STEM undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctorals, faculty, and industry professionals are invited to attend the 2020 Launching Your Career Symposium on Friday, Jan. 31, hosted by OSC's Women in OpticsRegister today!

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    You're Invited: Prism Week

    SOCk and WiO have collaborated to bring a celebration of diversity and inclusion to the college coinciding with International Women and Girls in Science Day. The celebration will take place February 10-14.

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    Upcoming Events

    OSC Colloquium: Dr. Sunil Bhave

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

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    Introduction to Zemax OpticStudio featuring Coordinate Breaks

    Jan. 31, 2 - 4 p.m., Meinel 654

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    OSC Colloquium: CANCELED

    Feb. 6

    Special Presentation: Fabrizio Giorgetta

    Feb. 12, 2 - 3:15 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Shack Celebration of Life

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

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    OSC Colloquium: Dr. Esther Baumann

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

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    Media Mentions

    Students in the Spotlight

    WiO selected as recipient of 2020 Student Leadership in Advocating for Gender Equity in STEM

    Congratulations to Women in Optics (WiO)! The members of WiO will be recognized at the upcoming 2020 Science and Engineering Excellence Banquet. WiO was selected for the 2020 Student Leadership in Advocating for Gender Equity in STEM award

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