March 10 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    NAE MEMBER BUSINESS MEETING & PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM

    This meeting will explore the latest advances in high contrast, high resolution imaging technologies enabling unprecedented breakthroughs in scientific exploration, ranging from new coronagraphs and techniques for exoplanet discovery to deep tissue in-vivo brain imaging. NAE Member-only meeting from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Public Symposium & Reception from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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    THE WYANT COLLEGE WOMEN IN RESEARCH

    In this issue, we recognize Wyant College Research Professor Meredith Kupinski (OSC M.S. 2004 & Ph.D. 2008) and Alumna Laura Coyle (OSC M.S. 2011 & Ph.D. 2014).  

    BLACK HISTORY MONTH: DR. MICHAEL WILLIAMS

    In celebration of Black History Month, Feb. 1 - Mar. 1, we recognize, Dr. Michael Williams, Application Specialist at Boston Electronics and 2021 Optica Ambassador. Dr. Williams joined us at the Wyant College on March 3rd to speak in the Wyant College Colloquium Series. You can watch his talk, "Continuing the Search for Equity: Advancing the Need for More Representation of Black Scientists in Optics and Photonics" here!

    THE OSC ANNUAL GROUP PHOTO IS BACK

    Don't miss out on the opportunity to be part of the legacy of OSC Group photos going back to the 1960s! Be ready for the annual group photo on March 23. Please meet in the loading dock of the Meinel Building at 2:50 p.m. and you will be directed where to go for the photo. Photo promptly at 3 p.m.
    Don't be late!

    LASER FUN DAY APPROACHES

    The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences will hold its annual Laser Fun Day in-person on the University of Arizona campus. This year's educational extravaganza takes place on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences. WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    OSC JOURNAL CLUB
    March 11, 4:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM: MEREDITH KUPINSKI
    March 15, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: ANDREA ARMANI
    March 17, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM: YAN LI
    March 22, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    OSC ANNUAL PHOTO RETURNS | MARCH 23
    March 23, 3:00 p.m., Loading Dock

    SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM: FLORIAN WILLOMITZER
    March 24, 9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: KYUNG-SOO CHOI
    March 24, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    OSC JOURNAL CLUB
    March 25, 4:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    2022 NAE REGIONAL MEETING
    March 30, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Kuiper Auditorium 308 & Atrium

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: TBA
    March 31, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    HEEJOO CHOI NAMED OPTICA KEVIN P. THOMPSON OPTICAL DESIGN INNOVATOR AWARD WINNER

    The Wyant College is pleased to congratulate Assistant Research Professor Heejoo Choi on his selection as the 2022 recipient of Optica's Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award. Read the Optica Press Release. Additionally, Optica has featured Dr. Choi's work and this award here

    WYANT COLLEGE PROFESSOR FIGHTS VISION LOSS

    Wyant College of Optical Sciences Assistant Professor DK Kang is developing a way to diagnose and treat corneal ulcers that's eight times cheaper and 20 times faster than today's gold standard. Read the full story on UANews.

    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    JENNIFER BRAGG AWARDED OPTICA FOUNDATION INAUGURAL AMPLIFY SCHOLARSHIP

    Congratulations to Wyant College M.S. Student, Jennifer Bragg for being among the inaugural class awarded the Optica Foundation Amplify Scholarship for Black Scholars. Jennifer will continue in the Wyant College Ph.D. program in Fall 2022. Congratulations, Jennifer!

    STUDENTS, DON'T MISS THESE OPPORTUNITIES

    Wyant College departmental scholarships are now live in Scholarship Universe! Don't miss out on being awarded one of these prestigious, donor-funded scholarships. Additionally, a number of deadlines for external opportunities are approaching, don't miss out on applying.

    STUDENTS FEATURED IN NASA EARTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY OFFICE ANNUAL REPORT

    Kira Hart Shanks and Jeremy Parkinson are featured in a write-up for NASA's Annual Report from the Earth Science Technology Office. The write-up discusses their research with Dr. Meredith Kupinski into infrared polarimeter and creating a tool that will be launched in a NASA CubeSat mission. This work was also featured by the UANews, read the full article with more details about the research.

    WYANT COLLEGE STUDENTS VOLUNTEER AT SARSEF

    Three students represented the Wyant College at the first in-person SARSEF Science Fair Awards Ceremonies and Community STEM Expo on Saturday, March 5th. More than 1,500 entries from elementary through high school students around Southern Arizona participated. Ryan Hamilton, Henry Quach and Trent Brendel ran an optical sciences booth at the expo and even attracted the attention of the Arizona Daily Star who featured a photo of the polarization demo in their article. Want to learn more about outreach!? Email Hillary Mathis!

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