May 7 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Etendue: Sean McCafferty

    Welcome to Etendue, featuring interesting and accomplished individuals known for their leadership and contributions both with their careers and the College of Optical Sciences, in their own words. (For a similar view on the college’s best and brightest – our students – please check out Another Wavelength among our Students in the Spotlight.)

    This week, we hear from Ph.D. student Sean McCafferty.

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    In Memoriam: George Stegeman

    Former OSC professor George I. Stegeman, a pioneer of nonlinear optics, passed away suddenly on May 2.

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    Upcoming Events

    Final Exams

    May 8-14

    Ph.D. Defense: Mala Mateen

    May 12, 2 p.m., Meinel 647

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    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

    Seniors Make Strong Showing at Engineering Design Day

    The University celebrated its 13th annual Engineering Design Day on Tuesday, and our B.S. in OSE seniors acquitted their expertise well.

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    Vote for IYL People's Choice Photo

    As reported back in January, a photo taken by grad student Cory Stinson is one of 32 images up for the People's Choice Award in the SPIE International Year of Light photo contest.

    A crop of Stinson's photo "Phaser Laser," which features a line of circular rings of light ranging from red through orange and green to yellow above a line of straight green laser light

    Check out "Phaser Laser" and then cast your ballot – voting is open through Aug. 15.

    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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    Postdoctoral Researcher | Sandia National Laboratories

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

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    Senior Optical Engineer | Hess Associates Executive Search

    Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

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