May 2 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Scholarships Ceremony Brings Together Benefactors, Bright Students

    The College of Optical Sciences recognized its latest scholarship winners with a special ceremony and reception on Monday, April 28. Family, friends, donors and colleagues crowded Meinel 307 to celebrate the scholastic achievements of these remarkable students.

    A close-up of the cover of the ceremony program

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    Spotlight on Passionate Supporters of the Optical Sciences

    Did you know Professor Emeritus Jim Wyant was once a chicken farmer? Find out more in our new monthly one-on-one Donor Spotlights, featuring Q&As with the generous individuals who have chosen to enrich and enhance the College of Optical Sciences with their philanthropic decisions. 

    Photo of James C. Wyant by Margy Green

    Please Welcome Infrared Laboratories to the Industrial Affiliates Program

    The UA College of Optical Sciences is quite pleased to announce the addition of Infrared Laboratories as an Associate Partner in the Industrial Affiliates program.

    Infrared Laboratories Inc. was founded in 1967 by Frank Low, one of the "fathers of infrared astronomy," and boasts a long history of astronomical research. They currently develop infrared, low-light-level imaging detection instrumentation and cryogenics, delivering their products to more than 350 customers in 34 countries.

    Penny and Pie War: Everyone's a Winner!

    Congratulations to each and everyone who participated in the First Semi-Official College of Optical Sciences Penny and Pie War — including and especially Associate Dean for Academic Programs R. John Koshel, who bore his whipped-cream-laden fate as representative for the losing staff team with great dignity and good humor. All told, OSC raised over $350 for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

     in the first, he gazes to the left with a face full of whipped cream, and in the second, his pudgy pug, Frank, gazes at him in dismay

    Photographs of pies, pugs, piñatas and more are now available online.

    Upcoming Events

    Special Presentation: Paul Berman

    May 6, 1 p.m., Meinel 747

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    Classes End

    May 7

    Final Exams

    May 9-15

    Ph.D Defense: Yuhao Wang

    May 13, 2 p.m., Meinel 747

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    Pre-Commencement Celebration

    May 16, 4:30-7 p.m., SUMC South Ballroom

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    Breault Research Organization Introduction to ASAP Tutorial

    June 3-6; 6400 E. Grant Rd., Suite 350, Tucson, Ariz.; email to register.

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    Media Mentions

    Contracts & Grants

    The Absolute Radiometric Calibration of the RapidEye Constellation of Satellites

    Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Czapla-Myers

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    Development of the Key Instruments for the Multiphoton Nonlinear Hyper-Resolution Imaging and Post-Processing of Freeform Optics

    Principal Investigators: Dae Wook Kim and Young Sik Kim

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    Magneto-Optic Nanocomposites, Resonant Nanostructures and Their Characterization

    Principal Investigator: Robert A. Norwood

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    Polarimetric Phenomenology for Jet Fuel Thermal Oxidation Stability Measurement

    Principal Investigator: Russell A. Chipman

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    Polarization Analysis of OCO-2 Telescope

    Principal Investigator: Russell A. Chipman

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    Employment Opportunities

    Optics Engineer | W.M. Keck Observatory


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    Postdoctoral Fellowship | Air Force Research Laboratory

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

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