July 25 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception in San Diego, August 13

    Register to attend the Wyant College of Optical Sciences’ Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception. The event is Tuesday, August 13 at a new location - Roy’s San Diego Waterfront (located inside the Marriott Hotel, 333 West Harbor Drive).  The event will start at a new time of 5:00 p.m. and a very special announcement at 5:15 p.m. 

    Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards Accepting Submissions

    The Arizona Technology Council is seeking your nominations for the 2019 Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards. Submissions are being accepted through Friday, August 2nd. More than ever, Southern Arizona is a hotbed for innovation.  Here’s your opportunity to nominate your own organization or one you work with for this important award.

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    Upcoming Events

    Maria Ruiz Gonzalez Dissertation Defense

    Aug. 2, 10 a.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Colton Bigler Dissertation Defense

    Aug. 2, 1 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Hekun Huang Dissertation Defense

    Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m., Meinel 554

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    Alumni & Industrial Affiliate Reception at SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference

    Aug. 13, 5 p.m., Roy's San Diego Waterfront

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    New Grad Student Orientation

    Aug. 22, Meinel Building

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    OSC Social: Bowling!

    Aug. 23

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    Welcome Back Eegees Reception

    Aug. 26, Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby

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    OSC Colloquium: Canceled

    Aug. 29

    Aloha Friday

    Aug. 30, Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Faculty Awarded Senior Member Status with OSA

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Euan McLeod and Associate Professor Amit Ashok who were recently awarded Senior Member status with OSA. See the full list of awardees.

    Students in the Spotlight

    Find SOCk on Instagram

    The Student Optics Chapter is now on Instagram! So head on over to follow them and contribute!

    Superlative Staff

    Farewell, Jessie

    Congratulations to Jessie Wertman, whose last day with OSC was July 24th! Jessie is moving on to a new position with Eller MIS Department as a coordinator for communications and events. 

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    Hello to Jeanne

    Welcome to the Wyant College of Optical Sciences, Jeanne Connelly! Jeanne is joining OSC from Cellular and Molecular Medicine and has taken up residence on the 6th floor as a new OSC Accountant. 

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    Welcome, Kennedy

    A big welcome to Kennedy Nyairo, new Senior Licensing Manager for OSC. Nyairo has more than 20 years of experience spanning business development, product and portfolio management, product and services marketing, technology commercialization and licensing, intellectual property management, and research and development.

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    Watts Happening

    July Outreach at OSC

    A number of OSC outreach events took place this July! These included events at Tucson Community Connections, the Children's Museum Tucson, and four Summer Engineering Academy camps. 

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