July 20 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference

    2017 SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference - San Diego, CA

    The SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference will be taking place Aug. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif. at the San Diego Convention Center. Join your peers at the largest multidisciplinary optical sciences meeting in North America.

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    Alumni & IA Reception in San Diego

    OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliate Reception - 2017 SPIE

    Are you an OSC Alumni or Industrial Affiliate and attending the 2017 SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference in San Diego? If so, don't forget to RSVP no later than July 31 for the alumni and IA reception, taking place at the Harbor House Restaurant on Aug. 8. 

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    OSC Represents and Wins at OSA

    The College of Optical Sciences was well respresented at the OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress, which took place July 9-13 in Denver, Colo.

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    Fun CIAN Outreach Opportunities

    CIAN (Center for Integrated Access Networks) has a number of great event outreach opportunities for the remainder of 2017, and is looking for volunteers.

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    RIO/IOU-NA Presentations & Poster Sessions

    You are invited to the Research in Optics (RiO) student Oral Presentations on Friday, Aug. 4 and the Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans (IOU-NA) Oral Presentations on Thursday, Aug. 3. Additionally, all are invited to a Poster Session on Monday, Aug. 7. 

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    O-RETINAS Closing Poster Session

    You are invited to attend CIAN's special, closing Poster Session in the College of Optical Sciences' Optics Research Experience for Teachers in Native American Schools (O-RETINAS) Program.

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    In Memoriam - The College of Optical Sciences Remembers …

    OSC Remembers Those We Have Lost

    The College of Optical Sciences wishes to extend our deepest sympathies for those we have lost so recently.

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    Kevin Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award

    Earlier this month, the OSA Foundation with Dr. Jannick Rolland, announced a new OSA Award at the OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress. The Kevin Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award will recognize contributions to optical engineering, lens design, or metrology at an early career stage. 

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    Upcoming Events

    SPIE 2017 Optics + Photonics Conference and Exhibition

    Aug. 6-10, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

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    OSC 2017 Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception - San Diego - Aug. 8

    Aug. 8, 5:30-7 p.m., Harbor House Restaurant (Seaport Village), San Diego, CA

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    New Grad Student Orientation

    Aug. 17-18

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    Classes begin

    Aug. 21

    OSC Welcome Back Event

    Aug. 21, 2:00 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby

    Media Mentions

    Contracts & Grants

    Photonic Deformable Mirrors for Space Applications

    Principal Investigator: Tom D. Milster

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    Automated Video Analysis of Eye Movements

    Principal Investigator: Jim Schwiegerling

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    Avionic Holographic Head Up Display

    Principal Investigator: Pierre-Alexandre Blanche

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    Partial Support for the 3rd Optics and Photonics Winter School and Workshop

    Principal Investigator(s): Poul Jessen, R. Jason Jones, Masud Mansuripur

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    Deep Ultraviolet Laser for Raman Spectroscopy - SBIR Phase 2

    Principal Investigator: Yushi Kaneda

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    Investigation of Unique High Energy Laser Beams

    Principal Investigator: Michael Hart

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    Mid IR Progagation Study

    Principal Investigator: Jerome V. Moloney

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Congratulations Spring 2017 Grads

    OSC Congratulates our Spring 2017 Graduates

    A heartfelt "well done and good luck!" is expressed to all of the College of Optical Sciences Spring 2017 graduates, who walked the stage on Thursday, May 11 at the UA Student Union Memorial Center.

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Sponsor an Engineering Senior Design Project

    Sponsor an Engineering Senior Design Day Project

    The UA Engineering Design Program is an opportunity for OSC Industrial Affiliates to help shape the future of engineering. Sponsor an Engineering Design Day Senior project and raise your profile on campus and the community, save your R&D dollars and get an inside track on talented new hires. Don't delay! The deadline to submit a proposal is Aug. 11.

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    Goertek Joins Industrial Affiliates

    Please welcome Goertek, which joined the College of Optical Sciences Industrial Affiliates as a Leadership Partner. They are a leading innovative high-tech company which focuses on R&D, production and sales of electro-acoustic and optical components, electronic accessories and related products.

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    A New Face in the OSC Accounting Office

    Give a warm welcome to Alexis Iliana Gonzalez, who recently joined the OSC family in the Accounting department as an Accounting Specialist.

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    Employment Opportunities

    OSC Industrial Affiliates