Mar. 11 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    IN MEMORIAM: KARLTON CRABTREE

    Our condolences to family and friends of Karlton Crabtree, Ph.D., (OSC 2010) who passed away on January 6, 2021. Karlton was known to many in our community as a valued, respected contributor and researcher in the fields of optical science and engineering, and a dedicated employee and friend. A scholarship endowment in his name has been established by Photon Engineering and friends at Wyant College of Optical Sciences. Contributions to the Karlton Crabtree Memorial Scholarship in Optical Engineering may be made here. Read more.     

      LOOK INSIDE A GIANT LASER - SPECIAL INVITE FROM LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB

      Lawrence Livermore National Lab, OSC Industrial Affiliate Leadership Partner, is inviting you to take a look inside a giant laser. While the pandemic curtailed in-person tours of their “National Ignition Facility,” Wyant College’s students, faculty and interested guests are invited to join LLNL for a special virtual tour on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 5 p.m. (MDT / PDT). Sign-up here for this very special info-session and guided tour. Learn more about the tour here.

      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!

        MT. LEMMON SKYCENTER VIRTUAL MESSIER MARATHON

        A virtual Messier Marathon hosted by the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter is happening March 13. The Messier Marathon is an event for amateur astronomers and sky-gazers around the world to observe as many objects as possible (out of 110) from the Messier Catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters in a single night. Watch Live via the Mt. Lemmon YouTube channel or register for the Zoom Event!

          NEW SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN OPTICS

          An exciting new scholarship opportunity is now available for application. The OSA Foundation (OSAF) seeks to support women demonstrating enthusiasm and passion for optics and photonics. This scholarship seeks to remove financial hurdles and barriers, allowing talented women to focus on their academic experience. To apply go to: https://apply.osa.org/

            UPCOMING EVENTS

            OSC COLLOQUIUM: CANCELED
            March 11

            SOCK COMMUNITY SPEAKERS: LASER FUN DAY
            March 12, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., OpTea Zoom Room

            POW PRESENTATION: LIGHTTOOLS AND LATTES
            March 12, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Zoom

            DISSERTATION DEFENSE: TRAVIS SAWYER, "MULTIMODAL OPTICAL IMAGING FOR TISSUE CHARACTERIZATION AND DISEASE DIAGNOSIS"
            March 18, 8:30 a.m., Zoom

            OSC COLLOQUIUM: MARKO LONCAR
            March 18, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Zoom

            OSC COLLOQUIUM: ALIREZA MARANDI
            March 25, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Zoom

            LOOK INSIDE A GIANT LASER - SPECIAL INVITE FROM LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB
            March 30, 5:00 p.m., Virtual Event

            POW PRESENTATION: OPTICSTUDIO ADVANCED TOPICS
            March 26, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Zoom

            READING DAY
            April 2

            OSC COLLOQUIUM: KAUSHIK SENGUPTA
            April 8, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Zoom

            MEDIA MENTIONS

            FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

            EUAN MCLEOD RECEIVES CAREER GRANT FROM NSF

            Assistant Professor Euan McLeod is working to build nanoscale structures using optical tweezers in order to achieve optical properties unheard of in nature. With this project in mind, he applied to the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program and received the award in February 2021. 

            STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

            ANOTHER WAVELENGTH: KELSEA CRONIN

            This month in Another Wavelength, we chat with 5th year Ph.D. Student Kelsea Cronin, currently mentored by Professor Lars Furenlid.

            OSC STUDENTS' VIRTUAL OUTREACH EFFORTS FEATURED BY TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

            In February OSC students participated in the Children's Museum Virtual Family SciFest by contributing a number of virtual outreach demonstrations they pre-recorded on the OSC Facebook page. Check it out! 
            See more videos on our website.

            ALUMNI DISPATCHES

            RYAN BRONSON TAKES PART IN HISTORIC MARS ROVER

            Ryan Bronson, an alumnus of the Wyant College who received his B.S. in Spring 2017, works as a systems engineer at Collins Aerospace, an IA Leadership Partner Member of the college. After less than a week on the job, Ryan was assigned to the Rover Perseverance build & test project. On Feb. 18, 2021 the rover landed successfully on Mars while Ryan watched. “Watching Perseverance land successfully on Mars and knowing I played a small role in helping to make that safe landing possible was surreal,” said Ryan. “There’s just no explanation.” Read more about Ryan and his role at Collins Aerospace.

            WATTS HAPPENING

            BANDALOOP PERFORMS ON THE MEINEL BUILDING

            Did you see the BANDALOOP dancers swinging and twirling from the side of the Meinel building this week!? If you missed it we captured a few moments in a special photo album dedicated to this talented group. Learn more about the event. You can also check out the UArizona gallery. Enjoy this video with two clips of the dancers. The first clip, with music, is courtesy of Tammy Orr. 

              VIRTUAL LASER FUN DAY PLANNING BEGINS

              Laser Fun Day is coming! On April 17 it will be an amazing celebration of optics education in a virtual setting and SOCk is determined to make it amazing. The first meeting for Laser Fun Day will take place at SOCk Community Speakers this Friday, March 12 at 12 p.m. in the OpTea Zoom Room. Join in and learn more about how virtual optical sciences demonstrations will work, and how you can help!

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