Nov. 4 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    REFLECTIONS: ROBERT E. PARKS

    Welcome to Reflections, a series of biographies featuring OSC Emeritus faculty, written by Tammy Orr. This month, we highlight Robert E. Parks.

    JACK JEWELL SELECTED AS 2021 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR IN OPTICAL SCIENCES

    OSC Alumnus Jack Jewell, Ph.D. (M.S. ’81 and Ph.D. ’84) has been selected as the 2021 UA Alumnus of the Year in Optical Sciences. The honor will be presented at a special ceremony, today, Nov. 4 as part of the University's homecoming celebration. Read the official press release.

    OSC FACULTY & RESEARCHERS INVITED TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR OPTIMAX $10K RESEARCH GRANT

    Optimax, an Industrial Affiliates Leadership Partner, is offering a $10,000 Optimax Grant for Research for their services to manufacture custom optical components. All faculty and researchers at the University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences are invited to submit a proposal by January 15, 2022. Find details here.

    THE GRAND CHALLENGES RESEARCH BUILDING CRANE

    There's a new addition to the Grand Challenges Research Building construction site, a massive crane! Check out the updated pictures in our photo album here, flip to page 4 for the most recent photos. The pit will house the foundation of the Grand Challenges Research Building and ranges in depth from 14 ft to 20 ft. The crane will be present for the majority of the construction project and comes in at a whopping 8-stories tall, 1-story more than the future Grand Challenges Research Building will be and 2-stories more than the west wing building of Meinel.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: DR. JARED MALES
    Nov. 4, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: DR. KANG-KUEN NI
    Nov. 9, 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    VETERANS DAY - NO CLASSES
    Nov. 11

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: DR. MICHAEL RAYMER
    Nov. 18, 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    THANKSGIVING RECESS
    Nov. 25 - 28

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: DR. LAMBERTUS HESSELINK
    Dec. 2, 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    LAST DAY OF CLASSES & LABORATORY SESSIONS
    Dec. 8

    READING DAY
    Dec. 9

    OSC HOLIDAY LUNCHEON & STAFF RECOGNITION
    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

    RADIOMETRIC ANALYSIS AND OPTICAL DESIGN FOR ADVANCED CAMERA SYSTEMS
    Principal Investigator: Travis Sawyer

    COMPACT ON-CHIP SINGLE-SHOT HYPERSPECTRAL FOCAL PLANE ARRAY WITH DYNAMICALLY TUNABLE METALENSES AND SPECTRAL SELECTION
    Principal Investigator: Travis Sawyer

    MEASURING BINDING AFFINITIES OF LIGANDS TO TASTE RECEPTORS USING MICROTOROID OPTICAL RESONATORS
    Principal Investigator: Tsu-Te Judith Su

    DYNAMICS INDUCED SYMMETRY BREAKING IN NONLINEAR OPTICAL MATERIALS
    Principal Investigator: Jerome V. Moloney

    INVESTIGATION OF ESWIR TARGETING PERFORMANCE
    Principal Investigator: Ronald Driggers

    ULTRA-PORTABLE SHORT WAVE INFRARED TRANSFER RADIOMETER PROTOTYPE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT OF ABSOLUTE SPECTRAL RADIANCE CALIBRATION METHODOLOGIES
    Principal Investigator: Nikolaus Anderson

    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES STUDENT AWARDS

    For the Fall 2021 Industrial Affiliates Meeting a new component was added, awarding student presenters with recognition for doing a spectacular job. See who won!

    TYLER PETERSON AWARDED 2021 HARVEY M. POLLICOVE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FROM THE OPTICA FOUNDATION

    The Optica Foundation is excited to announce Tyler Peterson, the University of Arizona, as the 2021 Harvey M. Pollicove Memorial Scholarship recipient—awarded to a student pursuing a degree in the field of precision optics manufacturing. 

    FIRST TIKTOK COMPETITION WINNERS, SUBMIT YOUR NOVEMBER ENTRY

    The winners of the first month of the SOCk TikTok Competition have been selected, congratulations to Madeline Bergay and Sarina Grijalva! They will each receive brand-new SOCk socks and move on to the next round of the competition taking place in April. The next submission deadline is on November 24th, and all winning videos can be viewed on the official Optics Student TikTok accountLearn more about the competition & compete by submitting your video to sock@optics.arizona.edu!

    WOMEN IN OPTICS MENTORING PROGRAM - SIGN UP TODAY!

    WiO is dedicated to building a strong support system within the college. Mentors are ready and excited to help out the next generation of Wyant College students. Whether you want to be a mentor or mentee (or both!) this is the program for you! Sign up today! Open to all optics students or freshman engineering students considering optics. Mentors and Mentees will be matched soon and the first mixer will be held in January. Stay tuned for updates.

    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES UPDATES

    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES MEETING IN REVIEW: PHOTOS

    Once again, the Wyant College has invited our esteemed Industrial Affiliates members to the college for an opportunity to exchange innovative ideas and to engage with and recruit potential employees from our talented students. Enjoy the photos we collected during this time together. 

    WATTS HAPPENING

    HALLOWEEN PARTY IN PHOTOS

    It was quite spooky around the OSC on October 29, 2021! All the monsters and ghouls decided to come out to talk optics. OSC held "Decorate your door" and "Costume" competitions for faculty, staff, and students to participate in for prizes. Hillary Mathis took home the prize for "Best Door" and Amber Soergel won the prize for "Best Costume!" 

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Internal Opportunities

    Industrial Affiliates Opportunities

    Non-Industrial Affiliates Opportunities

    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!