March 12 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Etendue: Richard L. Shoemaker

    Welcome to Etendue, featuring interesting and accomplished individuals known for their leadership and contributions both with their careers and the College of Optical Sciences, in their own words. (For a similar view on the college’s best and brightest – our students – please check out Another Wavelength among our Students in the Spotlight.)

    Professor Emeritus Richard L. Shoemaker is our subject this week.

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    Scholarships Available for Student Exchange in Taiwan

    The department of optics and photonics at National Central University in Taiwan is accepting applications for scholarships for its summer and fall 2015 undergraduate and graduate exchange programs. 

    Apply for the study abroad program online at UA Global Initiatives, and contact OSC's Academic Programs in Meinel 403 for the scholarship form. Submissions are due April 15.

    Upcoming Events

    Community Speakers: Jasmine Sears and Israel Vaughn

    March 13, noon-1 p.m., Meinel 408

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    No Classes

    March 14-22: Spring Recess

    Breault Research Organization Introduction to ASAP Tutorial

    March 17-20; registration required

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    Colloquium: CANCELED

    March 19: Conflict with Spring Recess

    Colloquium: Rolf Binder

    March 26, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Colloquium: Shibin Jiang

    April 2, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Adjunct Profs Win SPIE Awards

    Two of the college's adjunct faculty members just received serious recognition from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

    Keith B. Doyle was given the SPIE Technology Achievement Award for his "outstanding contributions to integrated analysis of optical systems, incorporating in this analysis elements of optical, thermal and structural engineering," and Virendra Mahajan, who also teaches the OSC short course on DVD "Exploring Optical Aberrations," was given the SPIE Educator Award for "sharing of knowledge in the area of optical imaging, aberrations and wavefront analysis through his voluntary teaching of students and professionals and the writing of five excellent books."

    Watts Happening

    Happy 95th, Nico!

    The college held a small soiree on March 11 to celebrate the 95th birthday of our resident Nobel Laureate, professor Nicolaas Bloembergen.

    Students and faculty gather around Nico Bloembergen in honor of his 95th birthday

    Photos from the event are now available.

    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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    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Tucson, Arizona

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    Electro-Optic Engineer | Northrop Grumman

    Melbourne, Florida

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    Intern | NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Greenbelt, Maryland

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    Optical Design Engineer | Ember Inc.

    San Francisco

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