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


    Welcome to the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences

    We are proud to present the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences. Find pictures of the official dedication ceremony online. View a video of the day here.

    In Memoriam: Joan Schwartz

    Our condolences to family and friends of Joan Schwartz, who passed away from cancer April 25. Joan was a valuable contributor to the fields of engineering and optics - and an important member of 4D Technology Corp. family. A scholarship endowment in her name has been established by her friends and family at Wyant College of Optical Sciences. Contributions to the Joan Schwartz Graduate Student Scholarship in Optical Sciences may be made here.     

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    Upcoming Events

    OSC Colloquium: Cancelled - Reading/Dead Day

    May 2

    Harry Barrett's Retirement Symposium

    May 2, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Meinel Building

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    OSC Colloquium: Cancelled - Finals Week

    May 9

    2019 Spring OSC Commencement Ceremony

    May 9, 2 - 4 p.m., Student Union Memorial Center, South Ballroom

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    University of Arizona Commencement Ceremony

    May 10, 7:30 p.m., Arizona Stadium

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    MMT Observatory's 40th Anniversary Symposium and Celebration

    May 14 - 16, ENR2 Building

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    CIAN EASIS Summer Camp

    June 10 - 14, Meinel Building

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    SEA Women in STEM Camp

    June 23 - 28, Meinel Building 

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    Faculty Distinctions

    OSC Startup Success with Holographic Video Glasses

    EARDG Photonics, Inc., a new Tucson startup is incorporating holographic optical elements to improve the performance and user experience of augmented reality glasses. The product, resulting from many years of research lead by Wyant College of Optical Sciences professor, Nasser Peyghambarian, represents a leap forward in augmented reality display glasses. 

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    Students in the Spotlight

    2019 Outstanding Students

    Each spring, the College of Optical Sciences recognizes incredible students, as nominated by professors and selected by a faculty committee. We would like to congratulate Adriana Stohn (Outstanding Senior), Page King(Outstanding TA), Sam Nerenberg (Outstanding Graduate Student) as the 2018-2019 Outstanding Students of the Year.

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Collins Aerospace Virtual Open House Event

    Chat with a Hiring Manager or Recruiter who can answer questions in real time about opportunities at Collins Aerospace! Amazing Engineering opportunities at the Danbury, CT  location! Every Tuesday from 2:00-3:00 EST starting 4/23. Join the online event from any internet connected device to have a 10 minute, text-based, chat online with our team of experienced Engineers and Recruiters. Register for this event today!

    Superlative Staff

    Happy Retirement, Cindy!

    So the day is finally here!  Cindy is retiring after 32 years of supporting optics faculty, staff, and students. 32 years of being a people person and helping everyone and anyone—not just administratively in human resources, payroll, travel, purchasing, and accounting, but also being the optics “mom”. 

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    Watts Happening

    College Renaming Dedication Photos

    The college was officially dedicated and renamed in honor of founding dean, James C. Wyant, on April 23rd, 2019. Welcome to the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences! The following photos document the events of the celebration. 

    RSVP to Spring 2019 Commencement

    We are excited to celebrate the successes of our 2019 Spring Graduating Class! Please join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the South Ballroom of the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E University Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85721. Light refreshments will follow. Ceremony will conclude at 4:00 p.m. This ceremony is free to all that RSVP! Register online

    Ice Cream Social and Student Recognition Photos

    Check out photos from the Ice Cream Social and Student Recognition! See more here.