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


    Etendue: Eustace L. Dereniak

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    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.)

    This month, we hear from OSC Professor Emeritus Eustace L. Dereniak, Ph.D. 1976.

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    EASIS Optical Engineering Summer Camp

    The Center for Integrated Access Network (CIAN) is holding their annual Expect Academic Success in STEM (EASIS) Optical Engineering Summer Camp next month. In partnership with the Winslow Unified School District, the camp will be held June 13-17, offering 8-12 grade students the chance to learn more about optics and engineering through demonstrations, presentations by OSC graduate students and faculty, guided tours and a college preparation workshop. 

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    Upcoming Events

    OSC Pre-Commencement

    May 12, 2-5:00 p.m., Student Union Memorial Center – South Ballroom; registration closed

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    PH.D. Defense: Christopher MacGahan

    May 12, 9:00 p.m., Meinel 821

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    UA Commencement

    May 13, 7:30 p.m., Arizona Stadium; registration closed

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    Classes Begin

    May 16

    No Classes

    May 30, Memorial Day

    Media Mentions

    Contracts & Grants

    OLI-2 Calibration Validation

    Principal Investigator: Stuart F. Biggar

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    Environmentally Robust Phase Detection Methods for Industrial Non-Destructive Inspection and Multi-Level Holographic Data Storage System

    Principal Investigator: Yuzuru Takashima

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    Support for the Calibration and Validation of Sentinel -2A and -2B MSI

    Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Czapla-Myers

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    AIM Photonics: American Institute for Manufacturing Innovation Executive Team

    Principal Investigator: Thomas L. Koch

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Outstanding Students

    Every spring, the College of Optical Sciences recognizes exemplary students, as nominated by professors and selected by faculty committee. This year, we are happy to recognize Johnathan CushingKaitlyn Williams and Xingzhou Tu as the 2015-2016 Outstanding Students of the Year.

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    Optics Students Win Big

    Two teams consisting of OSC graduate and undergraduate students were recently awarded numerous awards as part of the UA McGuire Center Pitch Contest and Perkins Coie Innovative Minds Challenge.

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    Searching for Light with OPTI 424/524

    On Friday, May 6, students from OPTI 424A/524A gathered on the UA Mall outside the Meinel Building to find a bicycle light. Associate Research Professor Matthew Dubin had students break into teams and, using devices they designed and built, scan and find a bicycle LED within a 50' x 80' area.

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Airport Optics

    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of OSA, The Optical Society, The College of Optical Sciences and OSA collaborated with the Tucson International Airport to showcase eight posters promoting optics and photonics.

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    Watts Happening

    Warm Reception for Ice Cream

    Is it any surprise that there was a massive turnout for the pre-final Ice Cream Social? Once again, Academic Programs handed out scoop after scoop of icy goodness to students, staff and faculty. Photos of the event are available online for your enjoyment.

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