March 28 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Gather 'Round for the Group Portrait

    Come one and all for the 2013 College of Optical Sciences group portrait, which is currently scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, around 11:30 a.m.

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    Reception in the Rockies

    Next month, Dean Thomas L. Koch will trade the Catalinas for the Rockies when he hosts a special OSC alumni reception on April 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel in Broomfield, Colo. With him will come professor Jim H. Burge, who will follow the dean's welcome and update with a special presentation.

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    Workshops in Computer Generated Holograms and Lithography

    This year, May at OSC will be marked by two specialized workshops: the Optics of Imaging in Lithography Workshop, from May 6 through 10, and the Computer Generated Holography and Diffractive Optical Elements Workshop, from May 13 through May 17.

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    ARIBI Spring Conference

    The Spring 2013 Arizona Research Institute for Biomedical Imaging Workshop will be held April 5 in Room 102 of the Medical Research Building.

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    Conference on Engineering Computer-Based Systems

    On April 22-24, the 20th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems will be held in Scottsdale at the ASU Skysong Center. Organized primarily by faculty members in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, it will feature results from the latest research in the field as well as workshops meant to be directly applicable to current industry problems.

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    Rare Opportunity to Learn Software for Free

    Industrial Affiliates program member Breault Research Organization is offering a four-day Introduction to APEX tutorial session to OSC faculty, grad students and senior undergrads completely free — a $1,200 value.

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    How Are We Enabled by Optics?

    Only a month remains in the first Enabled by Optics competition run by the Optical Society (OSA).

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    Correction on "Adopt-a-School Science Fair Gets Better and Better"

    In the March 23 article "Adopt-a-School Science Fair Gets Better and Better," the editor mistakenly attributed the wrong mentors to the prize-winning SARSEF projects. Mentors and mentees should have been matched as follows:

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    A Note Regarding Next Week's Issue

    Your editor is currently scheduled for jury duty for the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County on Tuesday, April 2. In the event she is pulled away from the college for an extended length of time, you may expect a short explanatory note but no newsletter until her return to full duty.


    Colloquium: Axel Scherer

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

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    Colloquium: Jerome V. Moloney

    April 4, 3:30 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Engineering Ambassadors in Optics

    Congratulations to Nicklaus Arnold and Linda Allee, the B.S. in OSE program's representatives in the Engineering Ambassadors program. Much like our own Optics Ambassadors, these students are active recruiters and volunteers, serving as the department's public face.

    Faculty Distinctions

    Cvijetic and Djordjevic Write New Text

    Professor of Optical Sciences Milorad Cvijetic and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Optical Sciences Ivan B. Djordjevic have published a new text in applied photonics, Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks.

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    Contracts & Grants

    Optomechanical Analysis in High-Precision Telescopes

    Principal Investigator: Jim H. Burge

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    Employment Opportunities

    Optical Engineer | Banner

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    Optical Engineer/Physicist (Several Positions) | ASML


    Physicist/Engineer (Several Positions) | ASML


    Product Support Engineer | Edmund Optics

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    Senior Optical Technician | Clarity Medical Systems

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