May 14 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Congrats, Class of 2015!

    Tomorrow, OSC's latest alumni will cross the stage at the college's Pre-Commencement Celebration.

    OSC Spring 2015 Pre-Commencement banner

    Heartiest congratulations to all of our graduates, including valedictorians Benjamin Cromey and Andrey Alenin!

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    Grads, Keep in Touch with Watts Up! and LinkedIn

    Graduating students, be aware: As your OSC and UA email addresses expire, so does your automatic subscription to Watts Up! 

    But if you want to continue receiving the newsletter (and of course you do!), please take a moment to fill out the online subscription form

    Now is also the perfect time to join the College of Optical Sciences Alumni group on LinkedIn, wherein you can stay aware of employment and continuing education opportunities discussed and posted by your fellow OSC alums.

    Grab Some Sweet Alumni Swag

    Celebrate your newly minted — or decades-old — diploma with an exclusive OSC alumni baseball cap or shirt, available through our online store.

    A navy blue OSC alumni ball cap, a red OSC alumni polo, a white OSC alumni T-shirt

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    WISE Wants Undergrads for Internship Program

    The University's Women in Science and Engineering group is looking for undergraduate optics students for its for-credit internship program and volunteer outreach staff. 

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    Upcoming Events

    Ph.D. Defense: Vaibhav Bora

    May 15, 9 a.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Pre-Commencement Celebration

    May 15, 4:30 p.m., SUMC South Ballroom; registration required

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    UA Commencement

    May 16, 7:30 p.m., Arizona Stadium; registration required

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    Breault Research Organization Advanced Illumination Design Tutorial

    May 19-21; registration required

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    Expect Academic Success in STEM Summer Camp

    June 8-12

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    Media Mentions

    Students in the Spotlight

    College Recognizes Outstanding Students

    Every spring, the College of Optical Sciences recognizes its outstanding senior undergraduates and graduate students, as nominated by professors and selected by faculty committee. Their portraits hang for a year on the walls of the Academic Programs office.

    The 2015 OSC outstanding students are senior Brandon Hellman and graduate student Shaun Pacheco.

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    Another Wavelength: Christine Bradley

    The subject of this month's Another Wavelength column is a familiar face around the halls of the Meinel Building – Christine Bradley earned her B.S. in OSE at OSC in 2011 and is currently a fourth-year graduate student, SOCk officer and president of Women in Optics.

    Another Wavelength with portrait of Christine Bradley

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    Watts Happening

    Ice Cream, You Screamed!

    We had a fantastic turnout at last week's pre-finals Ice Cream Social, put on by the gracious folks in Academic Programs.

    A crowd of students, staff and faculty enjoy ice cream in the third-floor lobby

    Photos from the event are now available online.

    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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    Senior Optical Engineer | Alcon

    Fort Worth, Texas

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    Optical Technologist | Sandia National Laboratories

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

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