June 11 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Etendue: Robert P. Breault

    Welcome to Etendue, featuring interesting and accomplished individuals known for their leadership and contributions both with their careers and the College of Optical Sciences, in their own words. (For a similar view on the college’s best and brightest – our students – please check out Another Wavelength among our Students in the Spotlight.)

    This week, we hear from Robert P. Breault, Ph.D. 1979.

     The throughput of a life in optics banner

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    OSC Professors Up for SPIE Leadership

    SPIE's 2015 election is open June 10 through Aug. 3. On the slate for vice president are Maryellen Giger at the University of Chicago and our own John E. Greivenkamp. Up for the board of directors is Jennifer K. Barton.

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    Alumni and Affiliates Reception in August

    The college is hosting an alumni and Industrial Affiliates reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina, in conjunction with the SPIE Optics + Photonics conference.

    If you're interested in attending, please register online

    TLA Hiring Student Fellows

    Tech Launch Arizona is looking for student fellows for the fall semester. The position is ideally suited for grad students with technical backgrounds and an interest in intellectual property and commercialization; TLA fellows work individually and with licensing managers (like OSC's Amy Phillips!) to assess new technologies and their suitability for the marketplace.

    Apply online at Wildcat JobLink (posting number 771912).

    Travel Grants for Optical Manufacturing Conference

    The American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association is offering travel grants to SPIE Optifab 2015, which will be held October 12-15 in Rochester, New York. 

    Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply, with preference given to students presenting at the conference. Applications are due Sept. 1. Further details are available online (PDF).

    Upcoming Events

    Expect Academic Success in STEM Summer Camp

    June 22-26

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    Media Mentions

    Contracts & Grants

    Instrument Service/Calibration/Update for the Automated Solar Radiometer Number 31

    Principal Investigator: Stuart F. Biggar

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    Simulation of 3-D Scenes as Seen Through Multifocal Lenses

    Principal Investigator: Jim Schwiegerling

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    Faculty Distinctions

    Catch Up on UA MacArthur Fellow Lectures

    If you didn't have a chance to see associate professor Olivier Guyon's lecture on the search for exoplanets this spring – part of a series put on by the UA Graduate Center – you can watch it now on YouTube.

    Students in the Spotlight

    Undergrad Featured in Pac-12 TV Spot

    Rising senior Dana Kralicek represented UA in the Pac-12 Conference of Champions TV spot in May. Check out the four-minute video, which highlights her work on biomedical imaging equipment, on YouTube – you might catch a glimpse of some other familiar faces as well!

    Laser Maze Heads Across the Mall

    Our much-beloved laser maze (a Laser Fun Day mainstay) made its way across the Mall to Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium last week.

    Green laser lines criss-cross a black room

    Grad student Patrick Keiffer helped set it up, in his role as optics adviser for a UA Fusion summer camp.

    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Welcome, Oculus Research

    The College of Optical Sciences is very proud to welcome Oculus Research as an Associate Partner in our Industrial Affiliates program.

    Best known for its Rift head-mounted display for immersive virtual reality, Oculus is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

    Employment Opportunities

    To see who's hiring at the college and around the optics industry, please visit the OSC website's Employment section.

    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Tucson, Arizona

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    Optical Engineer | The Aerospace Corp.

    El Segundo, California

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    Optomechanical Engineer | The Aerospace Corp.

    El Segundo, California

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    Optics Scientist/Research Engineer | Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

    Tübingen, Germany

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    Postdoctoral Mechanical Optical Scientist/Engineer | Corning

    Painted Post, New York

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    Sensing Hardware Optical Engineer | Apple

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    Sensor System Architect | Apple

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