Oct. 10 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Wyant Named 2019 Accountabil-IT Lifetime Achievement Awardee

    At this year’s 2019 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards/Tech Showcase on Oct. 24th James C. Wyant will be awarded the 2019 AccountabilIT Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arizona Technology Council. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will present the award to Wyant at the event, recognizing him for his lifetime achievements in academia, industy and science.

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    2020 Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship in Optical Design Now Available

    The application for the 2020 Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship in Optical Design is now available. 

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    Students You’re Invited: OSA Resume & Interview Skills Session Oct. 20

    Sunday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., Meinel 307 | Students here is your chance learn how to write a career-winning résumé and perfect effective interviewing methods. RSVP Required.

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    OSA Hosted Happy Hour Following IA Poster Session, Oct. 22

    Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Gentle Ben's Brewing Company | OSA Foundation invites Wyant College Student, Faculty, and Industrial Affiliate Members to this special happy hour beginning at 7 p.m. presented by OSA Foundation. RSVP Required.

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    Upcoming Events

    OSC Colloquium: Professor Volker Sorger

    Oct. 10, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    POW Workshop: Introduction to Optimization using OpticStudio

    Oct. 11, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Meinel 647

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    OSC Colloquium: Dr. Anthony Yee

    Oct. 17, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    OSA Foundation Interview and Résumé Review

    Oct. 20, 4 - 6 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Industrial Affiliates Corporate Showcase

    Oct. 21, 3 - 6 p.m., SUMC Grand Ballroom

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    Industrial Affiliates Workshop

    Oct. 22 - 23, Meinel Building

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    OSA Networking Happy Hour

    Oct. 22, 7 - 9 p.m., Gentle Ben's Brewing Company

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    Colloquium: Dr. Jens Biegert

    Oct. 24, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Aloha Friday

    Oct. 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby

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    OSC Optics Family Fun Day

    Oct. 26, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Meinel Building

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    Special Presentation: Dr. Matt Mountain

    Oct. 30, 3 - 4 p.m., LPL Kuiper 308

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    OSC Halloween Social

    Oct. 31, 3 - 5 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby

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    OSC Colloquium: Dr. Alejandro Manjavacas

    Oct. 31, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Media Mentions

    Contracts & Grants

    Continued Assessment of Absolute Spectral Radiance Calibration Methodologies and Improved Radiometric Instrumentation

    Principal Investigator: Nikolaus Anderson

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Call for Student Presenters: Fall 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 Fall Industrial Affiliates Workshop is looking to fill the agenda with student presenters like you! 

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    Another Wavelength: Emily Finan

    This month in Another Wavelength, we chat with Ph.D. Student Emily Finan, currently mentored by Tom Milster.

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    OSC Student's Work Featured by OSA OF&T Summary

    Congratulations to Martin Tangari (Professor Jon Ellis' lab) who had his work highlighted in the OSA Optical Fabrication and Testing Technical Group Summary. Tangari presented this work in June 2019 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Optical Design and Fabrication 2019 Meeting. Review the Proceedings.

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Glad You're Here, Optical Support, Inc.

    Optical Support, Inc. is a new Associate Member of the Wyant College Industrial Affiliates Program. Welcome!

    Welcome, La Croix Precision Optics!

    A big welcome to LaCroix Precision Optics as one of our newest Industrial Affiliates Members!

    Watts Happening

    OSC Optics Family Fun Day

    Saturday, October 26th from 10am – 12:30pm, OSC is hosting the Optics Family Fun Day at the college. Everyone is invited! 

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    Schaefer Endowed Lunch Presentation Photos

    In recogniation of the newly created John Paul Schaefer, PhD Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences a special lunch was held to present the chair to Dr. Schaefer. Photos of the special event are now available. Read the press release.

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