March 16 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    A Day of Laser Fun

    College of Optical Sciences - Student Optics Chapter - Laser Fun Day

    The long-awaited and ever-popular Laser Fun Day will be taking place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sat., March 25 at the College of Optical Sciences. This is a free family event put on by the Student Optics Chapter (SOCk) where kids of all ages can learn about the fun and fascinating field of optics.

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    Tune In to KVOI-AM

    OSC Student Optics Chapter (SOCk) President Benjamin Cromey will be interviewed during KVOI-AM's "Talking Culture" segment on Monday, March 20 between 9-10 a.m.

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    OSC Undergraduate Scholarships Now Available

    The College of Optical Sciences undergraduate scholarships are now live through Scholarship Universe. If you're an Optical Sciences and Engineering student, you are elegible to apply for scholarships in both the Optics and Engineering colleges.

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    Colloquiums Now On YouTube

    College of Optical Sciences Colloquiums Now On YouTube

    No more downloading clunky, large media files to view OSC's Colloquium series! All lectures dating back to the 2012-2013 academic year are now hosted on the college's official YouTube channel. In addition, if you subscribe to the YouTube channel, you'll get notified when each new Colloquium lecture is added.

    2017 OSC Group Photo

    College of Optical Sciences Group Photo

    It's time once again for one of the college's longest-standing tradtions: The OSC Group Photo. Mark your calendars, practice your smile and gather on the Meinel Building's west lawn on Tuesday, April 11 at 2 p.m. 

    Upcoming Events

    Colloquium: Jed Hancock

    March 23, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Laser Fun Day 2017

    March 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Meinel Building

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    Spring 2017 Industrial Affiliates Corporate Showcase and Career Fair

    March 27, 4-6 p.m., Dan Dunlop Stadium Club, RSVP required

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    Spring 2017 Industrial Affiliates Workshop

    March 28-29

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    Colloquium: Leilei Peng

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

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    Contracts & Grants

    DOEs for Near-Earth Asteroid Detection

    Principal Investigator: Tom D. Milster

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    REU Site: Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans (IOU-NA)

    Principal Investigator(s): Allison Huff, Robert A. Norwood

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Optimax Offers Grant to OSC Faculty & Research Groups

    Optimax, a Principal Partner with the College of Optical Sciences' Industrial Affiliates program, is offering a $10,000 optics research grant to OSC faculty and researchers. Deadline is April 10, 2017.

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    Superlative Staff

    Superlative Staff: March 2017

    Staff Recognition Program banner

    Congratulations to Melissa Sarmiento Ayala and Jennifer Garcia, our March 2017 Staff Recognition award winners!

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    Creativity Among Us

    Every year, UA employees, staff, apppointed professionals and their families are invited to share their creativity and talent through the University of Arizona's On Our Own Time art exhibit. This year, OSC's own Martha Sesteaga and Graeme Hunt submitted art and invite all to view the show, which runs March 20-31 at the Union Galleries located in the UA Student Union building. 

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    UA4Food Drive

    It is no secret that UA faculty, staff and appointed professionals are among the most charitable anywhere! UA4Food will be working with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to collect non-perishable food for the April 5 Stuff the CatTran event.

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    Employment Opportunities

    OSC Industrial Affiliates

    Non-Industrial Affiliates