Nov. 18 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: DR. JULIUS YELLOWHAIR

    In celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, November, we recognize Wyant College alumnus, Dr. Julius Yellowhair  (BS, 1996; MS, 2005; PhD, 2007). Today Dr. Yellowhair is an optical engineer at the Sandia National Laboratories working on concentrating solar technologies. Learn more about his research here. Read more about him.

    FACULTY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT WYANT COLLEGE

    Multiple opportunities are now available for faculty positions at the Wyant College in the form of prestigious endowed chair positions. View a brief description of each of these opportunities as well as information about who was selected for past, open positions. Open opportunities include:
    Jack Jewell Endowed ChairBarrett Endowed Chair | SPIE Endowed Chair | Schaefer Endowed Chair | Assistant / Associate / Full Professor T/TE - Optical Engineering

    STUDENTS, STAFF, & FACULTY: YOU'RE INVITED!

    Join us Dec. 9 at 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. for the OSC Staff Appreciation and Holiday Luncheon. A new component of our celebration is being added this year—an OSC Raffle! Everyone who attends will receive a free ticket to participate. Prizes will include a variety of holiday treats. We will also have a 50/50 raffle in support of the Campus Pantry, to support our own UArizona students and staff with food insecurity. Learn more about the raffle and how to buy tickets.

    WYANT COLLEGE SEEKING VOLUNTEER MUSICIANS FOR ANNUAL STAFF APPRECIATION & HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

    The Wyant college is preparing for the 2021 OSC Staff Appreciation & Holiday Luncheon, Dec. 9, and is seeking students, staff, and faculty with musical talents who would like to share their joy for music. In past years, OSC has hosted musicians with a variety of talents including ukulele, guitar, and accordion! If you would like to learn more or participate, please email Amee Hennig.

    JOIN US, SPIE PHOTONICS WEST: OSC ALUMNI AND INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES RECEPTION

    OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates members are invited to register to attend the Wyant College of Optical Sciences’ Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception held in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West - San Francisco. The event is Tuesday, January 25 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the W San Francisco Hotel. 

    OPTICA FOUNDATION: AMPLIFY SCHOLARSHIP

    The Amplify Scholarship is awarded annually to 10 Black undergraduate or graduate level students. This grant is both merit and need-based. In addition to the funding, recipients gain access to our global network of mentors and the supporting companies. Click here to meet scientists and engineers from all over the world who represent Black achievement in science at every stage of their careers. Learn more about this Optica Foundation Scholarship and apply.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: DR. MICHAEL RAYMER
    Nov. 18, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    PRACTICAL OPTICS WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTION TO CODE V
    Nov. 19, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821) or by Zoom

    THANKSGIVING RECESS
    Nov. 25 - 28

    LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY VIRTUAL INFO-SESSION
    Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m., Webex

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: DR. LAMBERTUS HESSELINK
    Dec. 2, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    LAST DAY OF CLASSES & LABORATORY SESSIONS
    Dec. 8

    READING DAY
    Dec. 9

    OSC STAFF APPRECIATION & HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
    Dec. 9, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby & Patio

    FINAL EXAMS
    Dec. 10 - 16

    WYANT COLLEGE WINTER COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
    Dec. 17, 3:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    MEDIA MENTIONS

    CONTRACTS & GRANTS

    SIMULATING COLOR PERCEPTION THROUGH IOLS WITH DIFFERENT CHROMOPHORES
    Principal Investigator: Jim Schwiegerling

    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    STUDENT DIRECTORY PHOTOS OPPORTUNITY

    Still need a photo on our website and fourth-floor directory!? Sign up for a time slot here! A high-resolution headshot will be sent to you for your personal use and will be posted after your approval. No times work? Email amee@optics.arizona.edu for a time that does!

    NOW ACCEPTING NOVEMBER TIKTOK SUBMISSIONS

    The Student Optics Chapter and Women in Optics are looking for video submissions every month for the 2021-2022 year to post on their official TikTok account! Find out more here and submit your November video to sock@optics.arizona.edu. See the October winners TikTok here.

    ALUMNI DISPATCHES

    JACK JEWELL, 2021 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON: PHOTOS

    OSC faculty, staff and friends and family of Jack Jewell gathered on Nov. 4 to celebrate his acceptance of the 2021 Alumnus of the Year in Optical Sciences. High-resolution photos are available by contacting Amee Hennig, media content manager, at amee@optics.arizona.edu.

    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES UPDATES

    LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY VIRTUAL INFO-SESSION, DEC. 1

    Industrial Affiliates member, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is inviting all Wyant College undergraduate and graduate students to join them for a special virtual info-session Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. The session will cover topics related to future career opportunities for graduating students as well as students looking for summer opportunities. RSVP directly to manuel2@llnl.gov or register at the Webex Meeting Link.
    Find the official flyer here.

    WELCOME, ARIZONA OPTICAL METROLOGY

    The Wyant College is pleased to welcome new Associate Partner in the Industrial Affiliates Program, Arizona Optical Metrology

    SUPERLATIVE STAFF

    SUPERLATIVE STAFF: APRIL AND AUGUST SPOTS & 2ND AND 3RD QUARTER PEER-TO-PEER AWARDS

    Congratulations to OSC's latest Staff Recognition Award winners! Cathleen Malia is our April SPOT Award recipient and Stephen Fleming is the August SPOT Award recipient. Additionally, Ameé Hennig receives the 2nd Quarter Peer-to-Peer award and Jason Orlowski receives the 3rd Quarter Peer-to-Peer award.

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Internal Opportunities

    Industrial Affiliates Opportunities

    Non-Industrial Affiliates Opportunities

    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!