Oct. 24 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    In Memoriam: Roland V. Shack

    Professor Roland V. Shack passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Dr. Shack was a legend in the optical engineering field and lived a full and long life of 92-years. 

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    Faculty Positions Now Available at Wyant College

    The Wyant College of Optical Sciences has launched its faculty searches for several Endowed Chair positions that have been funded by generous donors.  Today the open searches include the Harrison H. and Catherine C. Barrett Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences for Cancer Imaging, the Robert R. Shannon Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences, and  J. W. and H. M. Goodman Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences.  Descriptions for these positions, and applications instructions for interested candidates, are available here.

    Upcoming Events

    OSC 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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    CANCELED - 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 Building 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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    OSC Colloquium: Sergei Tochitsky

    Nov. 7, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    No Classes / Veterans Day

    Nov. 11

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    OSC Colloquium: Guido Mueller

    Nov. 14, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Tech Launch Arizona Special Event: Lunch & Learn: An Inventor’s Eye Toward Helping the Legally Blind to See

    Nov. 20, 12 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Contracts & Grants

    Precision Optical Alignment Study

    Principal Investigator: Jonathan D. Ellis

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    Radar Emulator

    Principal Investigator: Pierre-Alexandre Blanche

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    Students in the Spotlight

    OSC Student Receives 2019 Edmund Optics Educational Award

    Congratulations to Travis Sawyer who has received The 2019 Silver Inspiring Optical Innovation Award from Edmund Optics. 

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    Alumni Dispatches

    Alumni Joins Local Community Nonprofit Boards

    Jasmine Sears, graduate of the Wyant College in August 2017, was featured in the Seattle Times for her work on the boards of two nonprofits, Hey Mentor and Para Los Niños. 

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Thank you, Industrial Affiliates

    A huge shout-out and thank you to all of OSC's attending Industrial Affiliates members, who joined us for the 2019 Fall Industrial Affiliates Workshop and Meeting. We loved hosting you and cannot wait for the Spring meeting to see you again. Photos from the three-day event will be available soon!

    Optimax Systems, Inc. Receives Rochester Business Journal Award

    Congratulations to Industrial Affiliates Leadership Partner, Optimax Systems Inc., for receiving the Rochester Business Journal 2019 Technology & Manufacturing Workforce Development Award.  

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    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!

    Thanks for Joining, Air Force Research Lab-Kirtland AFB

    We're so happy you're here! Welcome, Air Force Research Lab-Kirtland AFB.

    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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    Calling all Ghouls, Ghost, Mad Scientists, and Halloween Lovers

    Announcing our annual OSC Halloween contest and party! Join us, Thursday, October 31st in the 3rd Floor Lobby. The fun starts at 3 p.m., contest winners announced at 4 p.m., festivities end at 5 p.m.

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    Employment Opportunities


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