July 18 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Update Your Calendars!

    Please note: The reception has changed rooms. It is now located in the Bayside Pavilion.

    In the midst of all the festivities surrounding SPIE Optics + Photonics in August, including the special conference convened in honor of OSC's 50th anniversary, the college invites alumni, Industrial Affiliates members and faculty to an evening soiree.

    Affiliates and faculty members enjoy a reception in a sunlit room

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    Fantastic TLA Student Fellowship Opportunity

    Tech Launch Arizona is looking for grad students interested in technology transfer to join their exciting Student Fellows program. Fellows assist in the assessment of new UA technologies, working closely with Tech Transfer Arizona licensing managers (like our own Amy Phillips!) to move inventions from the lab to the marketplace.

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    Exploring Polarization in OPTI 586

    Professor Russell A. Chipman encourages everyone with an interest in the intersection of polarization and optical systems to enroll in his course OPTI 586: Polarization in Optical Design and OPTI 586L, the associated lab taught by assistant research professor Gregory A. Smith.

    A close-up image of a clear plastic cup shining under a polarized filter

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    Insight into CIAN's REU IOU-NA

    At first glance, it may look like alphabet soup, but the Center for Integrated Access Networks Integrated Optics for Undergraduates for Native Americans program, part of the NSF's Research Experience for Undergraduates initiative, offers a one-of-a-kind introduction to the academic atmosphere for hardworking students, some of whom may never have set foot inside a laboratory before.

    This blog post by Robert Castellanos, a member of the IOU-NA inaugural class, provides a first-person perspective of the program's impact.

    Quick Minds, Quick Wits

    Our two most recent Light Moments feature three clever professors ...

    Portrait photos of Willis E. Lamb Jr. and Nicolaas Bloembergen are grouped with an archive shot of Bill Wolfe in a crowded office

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    Upcoming Events

    AED CPR Training Session

    Aug. 1, 10-11:15 a.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821); email mswarts@optics.arizona.edu by July 25 to RSVP

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    UA International Graduate Student Orientation

    Aug. 12-14

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    SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference: 50 Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona

    Aug. 19-20; San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego

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    OSC Alumni and Industry Partners Reception in San Diego

    Aug. 19; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Bayside Pavilion; San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego; email lucy@optics.arizona.edu to RSVP

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    OSC New Graduate Student Orientation

    Aug. 21-22

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    Classes Begin

    Aug. 25

    The Optical Society (OSA) Frontiers in Optics Conference: Optical Sciences 50th Anniversary Symposium

    Oct. 19; 4-6 p.m.; J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 West Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona

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    Media Mentions

    Contracts & Grants

    Optical Sciences Bench Test

    Principal Investigator: Jim Schwiegerling

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    Snapshot Spatial Heterodyne Imaging Fourier Transform Spectropolarimeter

    Principal Investigators: J. Scott Tyo and Eustace L. Dereniak

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    Validation of Aqua- and Terra-Surface Reflectance Products Using the Automated Radiometric Calibration Test Site

    Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Czapla-Myers

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    Students in the Spotlight

    OSC Students Awarded Astronaut Scholarships

    Soon-to-be senior Benjamin Cromey and rising junior Travis Sawyer have both received prestigious 2014 Astronaut Scholarships ...

    Benjamin Cromey and Travis Sawyer are each pictured addressing an auditorium from a podium

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    Employment Opportunities

    Electro-Optics/Laser Engineer | Advanced Scientific Concepts Inc.

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    Optical Engineer | The Photonics Group

    North Carolina

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