Nov. 8 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    Announcements

    Winter Commencement Around the Corner

    Winter Commencement is right around the corner on December 14th. Are you preparing to graduate? RSVP to attend and find out all the details here.

    Practical Optical System Design Workshop

    The POW-Optical Design Team and SOCk are offering Workshops this fall. This will either introduce you to OpticStudio (Zemax Inc.) and ray trace softwares or can reinforce your knowledge. Learn more and register to attend.

    Tech Launch Arizona Hosts Special Event

    Join the Tech Launch Arizona and guest speakers for a special presentation "Strengthening Software Patents." The presentation will explore ways to help you increase the impact of your important work in developing software and content at the UA. Topics include: Patent Profanities; Overcoming Objections; Systems Diagrams; Flowcharts and the Secret Sauce; Starting Strong; and Case Study. Register by Nov. 13 online.

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    DOE Scholars Program Accepting Applications

    The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations. The program is now accepting applications to award stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period.

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    Synopsys Student Optical Design Competition

    University of Arizona students are invited to participate in the Synopsys Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition, which recognizes excellence in optical design projects completed by students. Students can enter an optical design class assignment or thesis work. Cash awards totaling $10,000 will be granted.

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    McLean Transfer Scholarship

    The McLean Transfer Scholarship application is currently open with a deadline of November 15 and offers a $2,000 scholarship. An eligible student is a transfer student from an Arizona community college (transfer students have transferred in at least 12 units of credit); has successfully completed a U of A math class, above the level of pre-calculus; and is a STEM major (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) at the University of Arizona. Apply online!

    Upcoming Events

    OSC Colloquium: Thomas Milner

    Nov 8, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Practical Optical System Design Workshop

    Nov 9, 10 - 12 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Student Speaker: Joseph Cox

    Nov 9, 12 p.m., Meinel 408/410

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    SOCk's 2nd Annual Optics Dog Day

    Nov 9, 4 p.m., 3rd Floor Courtyard

    Exciton-Plasmon Nanosystems: Modeling, Understanding, and Predicting New Phenomena

    Nov 15, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Special Event: Strengthening Software Patents

    Nov 16, 12 p.m., Sonora Room Student Union Memorial Center

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    Picnic in the Park

    Nov 17, 11:30 a.m., Himmel Park

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    OSC Winter Commencement

    Dec 14, 3 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Faculty Distinctions

    OSC Professor Selected for 2019 Class of OSA Fellows

    Dr. Axel Schülzgen, OSC Adjunct Research Professor and Professor at the University of Central Florida, was selected for the 2019 Class of OSA Fellows. This honor designates him as an OSA member who has served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. Dr. Schülzgen was recognized "for fundamental contributions to fiber optics, high power and single frequency fiber lasers, fiber optic sensing technologies and very high bit rate transport of communication signals through optical fibers." See the full list of the 2019 Fellows.

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Another Wavelength: Neil Momsen

    This month in Another Wavelength, we chat with 5th year Ph.D. Student Neil Momsen currently mentored by Lars Furenlid

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    Watts Happening

    Call for Student Presenters: Spring Industrial Affiliates

    Love to share your research with others? Dying for some practice before the big thesis defense? Or looking to impress potential future employers!? Look no further! The Spring Industrial Affiliates Workshop is looking to fill the agenda with student presenters like you! 

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    Welcome, Anna Marie and Amber

    OSC is happy to welcome two recent hires. Anna Marie Garcia is an Administrative Associate for the college and Amber Soergel is a new Senior Academic Advisor.

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    Picnic in the Park

    Academic Programs invites you to join us for a fun-filled Saturday picnic on November 17, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the Northwest corner (by the library) of Himmel Park. Food, drinks, and games will be provided and we encourage you to bring something to share. You may B.Y.O.B. if you are over 21 years of age. Returning due to popular demand: Students vs. Faculty Obstacle course!

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    Upcoming Outreach Seeking Volunteers

    There are lots of fun outreach events coming up in the next few weeks and OSC needs your help to make them successful! Most recently, the Gridley Middle School event was very successful with the help of OSC students (image). If you would like to have an impact on our local community and share your love for optics, reach out to the contact listed with the event you're interested in. 

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    New Pictures Online

    Many photos from the last year are now available online! Check it out!

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    Employment Opportunities