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

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    OSC 2020 COMMENCEMENT PLANS

    OSC is celebrating our graduating students virtually this year! The Wyant College Commencement event will go live on Friday, May 15 at 2 p.m. and will take place before the Main UA ceremony. Stay tuned for more details.

    HISTORICAL LENS: PETER ALDEN FRANKEN (1928-1999)

    Did you know that the second director of the Optical Sciences Center (OSC), Peter A. Franken, was not only a pioneer in the field of nonlinear optics, but also an accomplished glass artist? This week's Historical Lens finds focus on Peter Franken, director of OSC from 1973 to 1983 and glass artist.

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    OPTOSIGMA - INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES PARTNER INFO-SESSION

    Join us for one of our upcoming Industrial Affiliates Speakers and Info-Sessions. This coming week we will feature OptoSigma for two presentations Tuesday, May 12, at 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 

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    WORK AT THE WYANT COLLEGE OF OPTICAL SCIENCES

    The Wyant College of Optical Sciences has launched its faculty searches for several Endowed Chair positions that have been funded by generous donors.  Learn more about the open positions and apply!

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    READING DAY - NO CLASSES OR FINALS
    May 7

    OPTOSIGMA - INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES PARTNER INFO-SESSION
    May 12, 12 p.m., Zoom
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    DISSERTATION DEFENSE: FARHAD AKHOUNDI
    May 13, 1 p.m., Zoom
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    COMMENCEMENT 2020
    May 15, 2 p.m., YouTube Live
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    OSA - CAREER INFO-SESSION, "PHD-LEVEL TRANSFERABLE SKILLS THAT STAND OUT DURING ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS (& HOW TO COMMUNICATE THEM VIRTUALLY)"
    May 19, 12 p.m., Zoom
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    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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    MEDIA MENTIONS

    CONTRACTS & GRANTS

    LOW-YIELD NUCLEAR EXPLOSION MONITORING (LYNM) OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY
    Principal Investigator: Mark Phillips
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    PRACTICAL RECEIVER DESIGNS FOR MULTI-APERTURE IMAGING AT THE QUANTUM PERFORMANCE LIMIT
    Principal Investigator: Saikat GuhaAmit AshokMichael Hart
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    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    ANOTHER WAVELENGTH: PAIGE SAWYERS

    This month in Another Wavelength, we chat with B.S. Student Paige Sawyers. Paige is currently mentored by Jim Schwiegerling.

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    MICHAEL KIDGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO BRANDON HELLMAN

    Congratulations to Brandon Hellman, Ph.D. candidate attending the Wyant College of Optical Sciences and mentored by Yuzuru Takashima, who is the 2020 recipient of the Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship in Optical Design. 

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    UARIZONA STUDENT EMERGENCY FINANCIAL SUPPORT

    Applications through the UA Student Financial Emergency Fund continue to be accepted as the semester nears an end. If you are facing severe financial hardship due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that you may still apply for financial assistance. 

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    LAST DAY TO VOTE FOR WIO 2020 - 2021 OFFICER ELECTIONS

    Today's the last day to get your vote in! Cast your vote here. Voting will be open until Thursday, May 7, at 5 pm. Best of luck to all our candidates!

    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES UPDATES

    OSC STUDENTS INVITED: KLA VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR

    OSC Students are especially invited to attend OSC Industrial Affiliate, KLA's Virtual Career Fair on May 19 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Aspiring students and professionals will have a chance to hear from KLA’s CEO Rick Wallace about the company’s role in the most significant technological breakthroughs. Register to attend.

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    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!