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

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    A MESSAGE FROM DEAN KOCH

    As we struggle to emerge from our COVID-19 crisis, we face another deep national crisis.  Reeling in the wake of the horrific atrocities committed against black members of our community over the past several weeks, we find ourselves immersed in deep, personal soul-searching and reflection about how we have arrived at such a tragic moment, and it is a time to speak out.

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    HISTORICAL LENS: OSC'S PUZZLING HISTORY

    This week’s Historical Lens finds focus on an aspect of OSC’s past newsletters--brain teasers! Tammy Orr has collected a selection of brain teasers that were posted in OSC newsletters between the 1970s and 80s. Test yourself and see how many you can answer correctly!

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    Also, check out the new Graduate Story, Steven Saxe (PhD 1985) added to our last article! If you would like to submit your own graduate story, please contact Tammy Orr at torr@optics.arizona.edu

    A NEW WAY TO HELP STUDENTS

    Mary and Michael Turner enjoy meeting, teaching and helping University of Arizona students...The couple are Arizona astronomy enthusiasts and Wildcat football fans...When the Turners heard about Campus Pantry, they created an endowment for the program.

    If you are also interested in making a gift to support University of Arizona students (i.e. campus pantry, scholarship or emergency student fund), please contact Kaye Rowan, Senior Director of Development, rowan@optics.arizona.edu  

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    RECORDED INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATE PRESENTATIONS

    Did you miss the presentations coming from OSC's Industrial Affiliates!? Find recordings of the presentations online to see what you missed. Many of the presentations are relevant to today's job market and include useful advice for entering the workforce. The final talk for the summer will take place June 16 at 12 p.m. Register here.

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    WORK AT THE WYANT COLLEGE OF OPTICAL SCIENCES

    The Wyant College of Optical Sciences has launched its faculty searches for several Endowed Chair positions that have been funded by generous donors.  Learn more about the open positions and apply!

    WATTS UP SUMMER SCHEDULE

    Watts Up will move from a bi-weekly schedule to a monthly schedule for the summer. Look for our newsletters in your inbox on the following dates. Please feel free to continue to send any exciting news or updates to Media Content Manager, Amee Hennig, at any time.
     

    July 2  |  August 6  |  August 27

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    OSA CAREER INFO-SESSION, "A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SUCCESSFULLY PASSING A PHONE SCREEN (& THE TOP 10 QUESTIONS PHDS ARE ASKED DURING PHONE INTERVIEW)"
    June 16, 12 p.m., Zoom
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    CONTRACTS & GRANTS

    SYSTEM DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF QUANTUM-SECURE COVERT COMMUNICATION AND SENSING
    Principal Investigator: Saikat GuhaBoulat Bash
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    STRUCTURED CHROMATIC LIGHT SHEET MICROSCOPY
    Principal Investigator: Rongguang Liang
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    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    KIRA HART AWARDED NASA FINESST FELLOWSHIP

    The Wyant College is proud to share that Ph.D. student, Kira Hart, was one of twelve selected to receive the NASA FINESST Fellowship. 

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    WATTS HAPPENING

    AS WE RETURN TO CAMPUS

    OSC is working on a return to campus! The University of Arizona’s plans to reopen campus for classes this fall brings complex logistical challenges and new procedures for faculty, staff, and students. The university has established working groups in an effort to set guidelines and establish some uniformity for the student experience across campus.  

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    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!