June 25 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    Announcements

    Sponsor a Senior Design Project

    The UA College of Engineering, which co-administrates OSC's undergraduate program, is seeking sponsors and projects for its senior capstone projects.

    A group of students present their poster at Engineering Design Day 2015

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    Meet the RiO REU Students

    Eight undergraduates from around the U.S. have joined us for the summer as part of the brand-new Research in Optics REU program.

    Research in Optics REU students and staff

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    Upcoming Events

    Ph.D. Defense: Dmitriy Churin

    June 29, 10 a.m., Meinel 647

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    SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference

    Aug. 9-13, San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego

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    OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception in San Diego

    Aug. 11, 5:30-7 p.m., Bayside Pavilion, San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego; registration required

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    Classes Begin

    Aug. 24

    Contracts & Grants

    The Absolute Radiometric Calibration of the RapidEye Constellation of Satellites

    Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Czapla-Myers

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    PACE Mission

    Principal Investigator: Russell A. Chipman

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    Ultrastable and Compact Deep-Ultraviolet Laser Source for Raman Spectroscopy – STTR Phase II

    Principal Investigator: Xiushan Zhu

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Another Wavelength: Soha Namnabat

    Summer break may have cleared the classrooms, but students are still roaming the halls and staffing the labs. This month on Another Wavelength, we caught up with third-year Ph.D. student Soha Namnabat, who does research with Robert A. Norwood. Though he was born in Texas, Soha spent much of his young life in his parents' home country, Iran, before moving back to the U.S. for grad school.

    Another Wavelength banner with portrait of Soha Namnabat

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Affiliate ESDI Announces Merger

    Industrial Affiliates program member Engineering Synthesis Design Inc. announced a merger with the Mahr Group on June 8. The company will now be called Mahr-ESDI, and it will continue to operate in its current Tucson location, with Jack Schumann still serving as CEO and founder Raymond Castonguay as CTO and director of research and development.

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    Watts Happening

    Superlative Staff: May 2015

    Congratulations to Cindy Robertson and Linda Schadler, recipients of our May 2015 Staff Recognition awards.

    Staff Recognition Program banner

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    Hello, Baby Moreno!

    We proudly welcome a new member to the OSC family; meet Caleb James Moreno Goben, newborn son of admin Brianna Moreno!

    A photo of Caleb Moreno Goben lying in his crib, next to a photo of colorful wooden blocks

    Caleb was born on May 29, at a healthy 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and 18.5 inches. His mom would like to tell everyone, "Thank you for the well-wishes."

    Retiree Publishes Book

    Didi Lawson, who served as OSC's academic adviser in the early 2000s, has published her first novel, a historical romance called "Hohenstein." It's now available on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle.

    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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    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Temporary) | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Tucson, Arizona

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    Senior Display Engineer | Apple

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    Senior Electro-optical Systems Engineer | Spaceflight Industries

    Seattle, Washington

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    Team Leader | KiwiStar

    Wellington, New Zealand

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