Mar. 25 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    OPTIMAX OFFERING $10K RESEARCH GRANT

    Optimax, an Industrial Affiliates Leadership Partner, is offering a $10,000 Optimax Grant for Research for our services to manufacture custom optical components. Optimax is requesting proposals by April 16, 2021. The submissions will be considered and the grant winner announced the week of May 3, 2021. Proposals should be submitted to: Kennedy Nyairo, Senior Licensing Manager, Wyant College of Optical Sciences: KennedyN@tla.arizona.edu.

      TLA AIMS FOR 300 INVENTIONS FOR FY2021 BY JUNE 30

      TLA is working to collect 300 inventions (total for FY2021) by June 30 of this year. Inventors from the Wyant College had 43 successful inventions in 2020. Can OSC inventors surpass that in 2021? A great way to get started is by attending the TLA "Ask me Anything" hour, where you can drop in and ask questions about inventorship and this ambitious goal.

        ROBERT S. HILBERT MEMORIAL OPTICAL DESIGN COMPETITION 2021

        The Synopsys annual student optical design competition is here! Wyant College students are invited to enter an optical design or research project they worked on during the 2020-2021 school year. This could be a class assignment or thesis work they worked on using CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape, RSoft Photonic Device Tools, Photonic System Tools, or the PIC Design Suite. Entries are due June 15, 2021. Awards totaling $10,000 will be granted. Visit the Synopsys website to learn how you can enter your project today. 

        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.

        UPCOMING EVENTS

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

        POW PRESENTATION: OPTICSTUDIO ADVANCED TOPICS - CANCELED
        March 26

        QUANTUM PHOTONIC APPLICATIONS GROUP PRESENTS: MULTIMODE FIBER OPTICS: RECENT PARADIGM SHIFTS DRIVING ITS RESURGENCE
        March 26, 8:00 a.m., Zoom

        SOCK COMMUNITY SPEAKERS: TED LIANG-TAI LEE, "GIGAPIXEL AND 1440-PERSPECTIVE EXTENDED-ANGLE DISPLAY BY MEGAPIXEL MEMS-SLM"
        March 26, 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., Zoom

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

        TLA PRESENTATION: ASK ME ANYTHING (ABOUT COMMERCIALIZATION)
        April 2, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Virtual Event

        READING DAY
        April 2

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

        POW PRESENTATION: CODE V CAFÉ ADVANCED TOPICS - CANCELED
        April 9

        OSC COLLOQUIUM: REBECCA RICHARDS-KORTUM
        April 15, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Zoom

        READING DAY
        April 21

        MEDIA MENTIONS

        FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

        MICHAEL HART APPOINTED ASSOCIATE EDITOR AT OPTICS EXPRESS

        Congratulations to Associate Professor Michael Hart who was appointed as an Associate Editor at Optics Express of the OSA

        STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

        ANOTHER WAVELENGTH: JASON MEYER

        This month in Another Wavelength, we chat with Ph.D. Student Jason Meyer who is preparing to graduate this semester. Jason is advised by Dr. Mahmoud Fallahi.

        TWO WYANT COLLEGE STUDENTS NAMED UA ARCS FOUNDATION SCHOLARS

        Congratulations to Wyant College graduate students Sawyer Miller and R. Garrett Richards on their receipt of the UArizona ARCS Foundation Scholarship.

        ALUMNI DISPATCHES

        OSC ALUMNUS PARTICIPATES IN DOCUMENTARY, "A PERFECT VINTAGE," GET TICKETS NOW

        The World Premiere of A Perfect Vintage is now available to stream for $12. Among the talented filmmakers and team is Tom Graves, OSC Alumnus, who graduated from the Wyant College in 2004 with his B.S. Get your ticket today, available through March 28th.

        INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES UPDATES

        WELCOME, LASER COMPONENTS DETECTOR GROUP

        The Wyant College welcomes Laser Components Detector Group as the newest Associate Partner of the Wyant College Industrial Affiliates. 

        SUPERLATIVE STAFF

        END OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2020

        Each year the college is pleased to celebrate the winners of its highest employee recognition awards, and this year’s Honorable Mention recipient is Ashley Bidegain and the Employee of the Year recipient is Matt Grogan!

        1ST QUARTER PEER-TO-PEER AWARD

        Congratulations to OSC's latest Staff Recognition Award winner! Dan Caywood has received the 1st Quarter Peer-to-Peer award. Dan, who was nominated by Matt Dubin, will receive $250. 

        WATTS HAPPENING

        WELCOME TO THE WORLD, AVARYN SU MCLEOD

        Assistant Professor Judy Su and Assistant Professor Euan McLeod welcomed baby Avaryn Su McLeod to the world this Tuesday, March 23 at 2:41 a.m. Euan shared the exciting news saying, "Both Mom and baby are healthy and doing well." Welcome, Avaryn! 

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