Oct. 21 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    NATIONAL HISPANIC/LATINX HERITAGE MONTH: DR. CARMIÑA LONDOÑO

    In celebration of National Hispanic / Latinx Heritage Month, Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, we recognize Wyant College alumnus, Dr. Carmiña Londoño  (MS, 1982). Today Dr. Londoño is the Deputy Division Director of the Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems Division at the National Science Foundation.

    OPTICA HOSTS CHEEKY SCIENTIST FOR OSC STUDENTS INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES PREP SESSION

    Friday, Oct. 22, at noon in Meinel 410, during SOCk Community Speakers join us for a workshop to prepare for the Industrial Affiliates meeting. Isaiah Hankel from Cheeky Scientist will lead the workshop. Sign up for a personal interview preparation session at the link here. There are open slots from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

    SPECIAL DIALOGUE WITH QUANTUM INDUSTRY EXPERTS, OCT. 29

    Join the Center for Quantum Networks (CQN) and the Yale Quantum Institute on Friday, October 29 from 4-5pm EST (1-2pm AZ time) via zoom to engage in dialogue with a panel of industry experts. All are invited to attend. Please register to receive the zoom link. For more information you may email Allison Huff, Allison7@arizona.edu or Florian Carle, florian.carle@yale.edu.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: DR. PETER RAKICH
    Oct. 21, 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    NEWPORT VIRTUAL INFO-SESSION
    Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Zoom

    SOCK COMMUNITY SPEAKERS: INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES PREPARATION
    Oct. 22, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Meinel 410

    FALL 2021 INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES WORKSHOP & SHOWCASE
    Oct. 25 - 27, UArizona Campus

    OPTICA AND SPIE NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR
    Oct. 26, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Gentle Ben's Brewing

    SUNNY OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY INFO-SESSION
    Oct. 27, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    TLA EVENT: THE NEW DIGITAL ART MARKETPLACE
    Oct. 28, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Zoom

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: JOSEPH HOWARD
    Oct. 28, 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    EDMUND OPTICS INFO-SESSION
    Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    COLORS OF STEM VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
    Oct. 29, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Zoom

    CQN & YALE QUANTUM INSTITUTE PRESENTS, "HOW TO JOIN THE QUANTUM WORKFORCE?"
    Oct. 29, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Zoom

    OSC HALLOWEEN PARTY
    Oct. 29, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Meinel 3rd floor lobby & patio

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING SPEAKER SERIES: MEDICAL SENSORS
    Nov. 2, 12:00 p.m., Zoom

    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    PROFESSOR JIM SCHWIEGERLING AWARDED BACK-TO-BACK INNOVATOR RECOGNITIONS

    On October 13, 2021 Professor Jim Schwiegerling was honored as Innovator of the Year – Academia at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation. Congratulations, Jim! Read the full article by Tech Launch Arizona. Photo Credit: Dominic Ortega

    OSC & STEWARD OBSERVATORY PROFESSORS RESEARCH IN SKY & TELESCOPE MAGAZINE

    Professor Tom Milster (OSC), Associate Professor Daewook Kim (OSC) and Professor Daniel Apai (Steward Observatory) had an article featuring their research published in the November 2021 issue of Sky & Telescope. Check out the project website for the Nautilus Space Observatory concept.

    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION

    The Student Optics Chapter is now holding a T-shirt design contest open to everyone! ANYONE who submits a design will automatically receive a free shirt, and the winner will receive an Amazon gift card for $25! Plus, your design will carry on in the Optics College for years to come! Pretty sweet legacy to leave. The contest is open for three weeks, ending November 1st at 11:59 PM. Just upload your design to the Google Form link here! You can submit the form as many times as you wish, and we can't wait to see all your ideas!

    TIKTOK COMPETITION

    Have you always wanted to be internet famous and #trending? Do you want to win great prizes like socks, polos, and even cash? 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! All you need to do is create a video that is less than 3 minutes long explaining or exploring some topic relevant to optics and submit the video to sock@optics.arizona.edu along with your caption and hashtags to be entered in the competition. Email SOCk for more information on judging criteria, monthly deadlines, and any other questions you have!

    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES UPDATES

    NEWPORT VIRTUAL INFO-SESSION

    Newport, Inc. is hosting a virtual info-session for the Wyant College Oct. 21, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Learn more about working at Newport, Inc. and current job opportunities when you attend! Receive the Zoom Link Here. See the official flyer.

    EDMUND OPTICS INFO-SESSION 

    Edmund Optics has been a leading global manufacturer and supplier of optics, imaging, and photonics technologies since 1942. Join Edmund Optics on Oct. 28 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for a special info session on careers and opportunities. Pizza will be provided!

    LEARN MORE ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES AT SUNNY OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY

    Sunny Optical Technology will host an information session Wednesday, Oct. 27th at 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in Meinel 307. Students are invited to attend to learn more about the company and their career opportunities. Please email jtdingjy@sunnyoptical.com with questions. Learn more on their website. See the event flyer.

    WATTS HAPPENING

    JOIN US FOR A SPOOKY CELEBRATION, FRIDAY, OCT. 29

    Join us Oct. 29 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor Meinel lobby and patio for the 2021 OSC Halloween Party! Refreshments will be served. Submit a picture(s) of your door decoration and/or costume by 12 p.m. on Oct. 29 for our Halloween competitions here, include your name & room number in the file name. Winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m. and must be present to win.

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Industrial Affiliates Opportunities

    Non-Industrial Affiliates Opportunities


    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!