March 23 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    Announcements

    OSC Scholarships Now Open

    Selected College of Optical Sciences scholarships are now accepting applications.

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    Scholarship Open to Women in Science

    The UA Women in Science and Engineering program is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Helen S. Schaefer Scholarship, which will be awarded to one female student in science, engineering and mathematics who is a rising sophomore, junior or senior.

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    Block of Seats Available for APEX Tutorial

    Industrial Affiliates member Breault Research Organization is holding an Introduction to Apex Tutorial on April 22-25, and they have generously offered free registration — a $1,200 savings — to 10 OSC faculty members, grad students or senior undergraduates for the four-day course.

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    Adopt-a-School Science Fair Gets Better and Better

    Professor J. Scott Tyo reports that the Hollinger Elementary School science fair, run by the UA College of Optical Sciences and Department of Atmospheric Sciences Adopt-a-School team, saw impressive results this year. More than 15 mentors worked with kids from 12 different classes to complete projects; judges had more than 75 different individual, group and class projects to evaluate. They sent 10 projects on to the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

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    Events

    Ice Cream Social

    March 26, 3:30 p.m., Third-Floor Lobby

    Colloquium: Axel Scherer

    March 28, 3:30 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Media Mentions

    OSC Grad Rep Weighs in on Student Fees

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    SOML and LOFT Teams Work on Third GMT Mirror

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    AZPM Takes a Look at Refreshable Holograms

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    Raytheon Teaches with Telescope Produced by Photon Engineering

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    Joint Professor Walker Watches Nebulae Form from Antarctica

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    Faculty and Staff Share Spring Cleaning Priorities

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    Faculty Distinctions

    Tyo, Alumnus Wrote Top-Cited Article

    OSA's Applied Optics journal just released a list of its 15 most-cited articles over the last 10 years. Among them is "Review of Passive Imaging Polarimetry for Remote Sensing Applications," a 2006 article authored by J. Scott Tyo, professor of optical sciences and electrical and computer engineering, Joseph A. Shaw, Ph.D. 1996, and others.

    Furenlid on the Leading Edge of Innovation

    Did you know that, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, Arizona is the most entrepreneurial state in the U.S. — in no small part due to its highly educated labor pool?

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    Contracts & Grants

    Development of Goggle System for Fluorescence Image-Guided Surgery

    Principal Investigator: Rongguang Liang

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    High-Fidelity Polarization Imaging in Maritime Environments

    Principal Investigator: Russell A. Chipman

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    "Hooked on Photonics 2013" Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

    Principal Investigator: Nasser Peyghambarian

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    Large-Format Confocal Fluorescence Microscope

    Principal Investigator: Rongguang Liang

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    Research Experience for Teachers Site: Research in Optics for K-14 Educators and Teachers

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    Principal Investigators: Supapan Seraphin and Robert A. Norwood

    Industrial Affiliates

    Hello to Vectronix Inc.!

    The College of Optical Sciences would like to warmly welcome Vectronix Inc. to the Industrial Affiliates program, and to thank them for their support. Headquartered in Ashburn, Va., Vectronix Inc. is a leader in the development of handheld precision systems for observation, detection, locating and targeting; among their products are long-range thermal viewers, digital magnetic compass modules and laser range finders.

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    Watts Happening

    A Brief Note of Gratitude

    Trin Riojas, coordinator at the NSF Center for Integrated Access Networks headquartered here at OSC, would like to offer a special thanks to someone who stepped in and lent her a hand during an unexpectedly stressful situation last Thursday: research professor Lloyd J. LaComb Jr., who — after some pursuit — rescued the mouse from her office. (Or rescued Trin from the mouse in her office. The report was unclear.)

    In any case: Your willingness to aid your colleagues is ever appreciated, Dr. LaComb.

    Gallery: Hyatt M. Gibbs Scientific Symposium

    On Monday, March 11, 2013, the College of Optical Sciences celebrated the life and work of Professor Emeritus Hyatt M. Gibbs, who passed away in early September, 2012, with a memorial symposium featuring presentations by his friends, family, colleagues and students.

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    2013 Washington, D.C., Alumni Reception

    On Wednesday, March 13, Dean Thomas L. Koch traveled to Washington, D.C., where he discussed his outlook on the future of optics — in and out of academia — with the area's alumni and affiliates. Posted online are a few images captured by Kaye Rowan at the reception.

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    Employment Opportunities

    Engineer in Optical Metrology | Bausch & Lomb

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    Fiber Optic Design Engineer | Southwest Microwave

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    Optical Engineer | Dialight

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    Optical Engineer | SBG Labs

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    Optical Engineer/Holographer | SBG Labs

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    Optical Test and Measurement Engineer | SBG Labs

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    Optomechanical Design Engineer | NASA

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    Senior Staff Engineer | Illumina

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    Technical Sales Engineer | Newport Corp.

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    Visiting Professor | Bard College

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