May 21 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    COMMENCEMENT REPLAY

    OSC would like to congratulate all the new alumni of the University of Arizona, Wyant College of Optical Sciences. If you were not able to attend the virtual celebration of our Wyant College students, please enjoy a replay of the commencement ceremony.

    HISTORICAL LENS: GRADUATE STORIES, 'OSC AND BEYOND,' WYANT COLLEGE OF OPTICAL SCIENCES, 1964-2020

    This week’s Historical Lens finds focus on OSC’s past alumni! Peruse a collection of thoughts and pictures generously shared with OSC Historian, Tammy Orr, as we walk down memory lane through the eyes of twenty-nine OSC graduates.
     
    Note to all OSC alumni: If you would like to add your story to this collection, please contact Tammy, torr@optics.arizona.edu. We would love to collect as many memories as we can. Also, please remember to update your profile in the alumni directory, including a current email address.

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    INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIGHT 2020

    In partnership with IEEE Photonics Society and SPIE, OSA released a video in honor of the International Day of Light 2020. This short, inspiring video gives hope to see how the science of light plays an important role in our future.

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    UPCOMING INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATE TALKS FROM OSA & THE CHEEKY SCIENTIST

    Check out some of these relevant upcoming talks from OSA and Isaiah Hankel, the Cheeky Scientist! These talks will take place Tuesdays at 12 p.m. Please register to attend.

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    WATTS UP SUMMER SCHEDULE

    It's that time of year again! Summer!!! Watts Up will move from a bi-weekly schedule to a monthly schedule. Look for our newsletters in your inbox on the following dates. Please feel free to continue to send any exciting news or updates to Media Content Manager, Amee Hennig, at any time.
     

    May 21  |  June 11  |  July 2  |  August 6  |  August 27

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    OSA - CAREER INFO-SESSION, "BUILDING A LINKEDIN PROFILE THAT ATTRACTS EMPLOYERS FOR BOTH REMOTE WORK IN THE SHORT-TERM & AN ONSITE CAREER IN THE LONG-TERM"
    May 26, 12 p.m., Zoom
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    OSA - CAREER INFO-SESSION, "HOW TO GET RESPONSES FROM EMPLOYERS ON LINKEDIN BY WRITING PITCH PERFECT NETWORKING SCRIPTS FOR WHEN HIRING IS SLOW"
    June 2, 12 p.m., Zoom
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    OSA CAREER INFO-SESSION, "USING THE 'STRAIGHT-LINE-REFERRAL' METHODOLOGY TO TURN NETWORKING CONTACTS INTO JOB REFERRALS"
    June 9, 12 p.m., Zoom
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    OSA CAREER INFO-SESSION, "A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SUCCESSFULLY PASSING A PHONE SCREEN (& THE TOP 10 QUESTIONS PHDS ARE ASKED DURING PHONE INTERVIEW)"
    June 16, 12 p.m., Zoom
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    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    ROBERT R. SHANNON RECIPIENT OF HONORARY DOCTOR OF ENGINEERING DEGREE FROM UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

    Congratulations to Dr. Robert Shannon who is the recipient of an honorary doctor of engineering degree from the University of Rochester. Read the full article. 

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    JUDY SU FEATURED IN ANTI-DOPING PODCAST

    Judy Su's research has been featured in a special episode of the Partnership for Clean Competition's Anti-Doping Podcast! Listen to the Apple Podcast. Or listen to the podcast on the PCC website here.

    CONTRACTS & GRANTS

    GENERATION OF HIGH-POWER MODE-LOCK 1550NM LASER IN VERTICAL EXTERNAL CAVITY SURFACE EMITTING LASERS (VECSEL): APPLICATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF HIGH DATA RATE COMMUNICATION
    Principal Investigator: Mahmoud Fallahi
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    NEW SURFACES, NEW SYSTEMS IN VISIBLE AND INFRARED DEFLECTROMETRY
    Principal Investigator: Daewook Kim
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    LISA TELESCOPE GROUND VERIFICATION
    Principal Investigator: Felipe Guzman
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    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    ANOTHER WAVELENGTH: BEN CROMEY

    This month in Another Wavelength, we chat with Ph.D. Student Ben Cromey. Ben is currently mentored by Khanh Kieu in the Ultrafast Fiber Lasers and Nonlinear Optics Group and graduated May 15, 2020!

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    STUDENT SURVEY: COVID-19 IMPACTS ON ACADEMIC AND CAREER GOALS

    University of Arizona researchers Dr. Jill Williams and Dr. Stephanie Murphy are conducting a study to understand STEM student experiences of COVID-19 and how this might affect their persistence and success in STEM. Learn more at the link below.  Upon completing the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter into a drawing for one of two  $100 credits to your bursar’s account. (This study is not associated with the Wyant College.)

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    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!