July 5 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Alumni & Industrial Affiliate Reception Registration

    Are you an OSC Alumni or Industrial Affiliate and attending the 2018 SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference in San Diego? If so, don't forget to RSVP no later than August 15 for the alumni and IA reception, taking place at the Harbor House Restaurant on August 21. 

    Summer Camps Galore! Volunteer Today

    Summer is halfway through! And the final summer camps are approaching, with the next one taking place next week July 9-13 (CIAN EASIS Camp). Volunteers are still needed. If you would like to volunteer please contact the designated organizer (Trin Riojas: CIAN EASIS Camps & Melissa Ayala: SEA Camps).

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    Upcoming Events

    WUSD EASIS Summer Camp

    July 9-13

    Ph.D. Defense: Tyson Ririe

    July 10, 7:00 a.m., Meinel 447

    Summer Engineering Academy

    July 19-20

    RiO REU Program Final Presentations

    Aug. 3, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Meinel 307

    UROC REU Poster Session

    Aug. 6, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., SUMC Ballroom

    Alumni & Industrial Affiliate Reception

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    Contracts & Grants

    3D Assembly of Multi-Component Nanophotonic Materials and Devices

    Principal Investigator: Euan McLeod

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    Non-Hermitian and Open Systems: From Fundamentals to Applications

    Principal Investigator: Miroslav Kolesik

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    Fiber Homogenizer Project

    Principal Investigator: Jie Zong

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    Performance of Extended Depth of Focus Lenses

    Principal Investigator: Jim Schwiegerling

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    (DURIP) Supercomputer Replacement to Investigate High-Power Multi-TW USP Atmospheric Propagation, Many-Body Nonequilibrium Effects in Semiconductors and Novel 2D TMDC Materials

    Principal Investigator: Jerome V. Moloney & Miroslav Kolesik

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    Superlative Staff

    Introducing Sierra Yavari, Temporary Media Content Assistant

    OSC is happy to welcome Sierra Yavari as Temporary Media Content Assistant while Amee Hennig (Media Content Manager) is away on maternity leave. Sierra is an undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering student and very involved in Phi Sigma Rho, the engineering social sorority on campus. While Amee is away Sierra will be the main point of contact.

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    Welcome back Lizbeth!

    OSC is happy to welcome back to its ranks, Lizbeth Holguin as the new Senior Accountant. In 2014 Lizbeth worked with OSC Accounting as an Accounting Assistant. Lizbeth comes to us from FSO Rate Studies. She graduated from Eller College in 2016 with a degree in Business Management. 

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    Watts Happening

    Seeking Faculty Nominations: 2018 Undergraduate Research Innovation Award

    Faculty members are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students for the Undergraduate Research Innovation Award in Optics. The award recognizes a University of Arizona optics undergraduate whose research achievements demonstrate promise in advancing innovative applications of optics that improve quality of life or address societal changes. Don't delay! The deadline for nominations is Aug., 20, 2018. Send in your nomination today to John Koshel.

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