May 23 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Pre-Commencement Photos Available

    Congratulations again to the college's class of 2014! Photos from the ceremony and reception are now available online.

    A photo of a navy blue mortarboard decorated with the words "I survived optics" next to one saying "To infinity and beyond!"

    If you or your family would like a print-resolution copy of a photo, please contact

    A Man and His Banjo: A Light Moment

    In this week's Light Moment, find out how a simple five-string banjo helped Steve Jacobs cement friendships — and find love — back in the days of the "Race for the Laser." 

    A young Professor Emeritus Stephen F. Jacobs strums his banjo at a crowded rooftop party.

    Miss an article? Take a trip through OSC's history in the Light Moments archives.

    Free Intro to ASAP Tutorial in Early June

    In just a week and a half, Leadership Partner Breault Research Organization will offer its Introduction to ASAP software tutorial free of charge to OSC faculty and students. If you're interested in attending the June 3-6 session, please email to RSVP.

    In San Diego for Display Week and Looking for Work?

    Apple is holding a recruitment session in San Diego on June 2 during the Society for Information Display's Display Week '14. If you're interested in attending this invitation-only meeting, please email your résumé to Loi Duong at

    Apply Now for Short Courses in Tokyo

    The College of Optical Sciences and Utsunomiya University are pleased to present their fifth session of joint optical science and engineering short courses in Tokyo from June 30 through July 2.

    Course content is taken from undergraduate and graduate classes. Five courses will be taught in Japanese, although all will offer Japanese-speaking teaching assistants for questions and discussions.

    Applications are due June 27.

    Edmund Optics Accepting Apps for Educational Award

    Industrial Affiliates program member Edmund Optics is taking applications through June 30 for its 2014 Educational Awards.

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    Upcoming Events

    Special Presentation: Wanyin Cui

    June 2, 11 a.m., ECE 530

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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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    SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference: 50 Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona

    Aug. 19-20; San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego

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    The Optical Society (OSA) Frontiers in Optics Conference: Optical Sciences 50th Anniversary Symposium

    Oct. 19; 4-6 p.m.; J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 West Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona

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    Media Mentions

    Superlative Staff

    Swarts Gets UAccess Bronze Star, Offers Analytics Training

    Financial and compliance analyst Maria L. Swarts was awarded a Bronze Star from UAccess Community for her excellent contributions to their forums.

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    REO Joins Industrial Affiliates

    The College of Optical Sciences warmly welcomes REO Precision Optical Solutions as the newest Leadership Partner in our Industrial Affiliates program.

    Located in Boulder, Colorado, REO manufactures high-precision optical components, thin film coatings and optical subassemblies for defense, aerospace, medical, life sciences and telecommunications applications, offering design, fabrication, assembly and more all in a single facility.

    Employment Opportunities

    Optical Engineer/Scientist | 3M

    Maplewood, Minnesota

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    Senior Scientist | Glint Photonics

    Burlingame, California

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