Oct. 7 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    GRAND CHALLENGES RESEARCH BUILDING GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION

    Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 was the official Grand Challenges Research Building Groundbreaking. Read the official press release. Wyant College photo album hereFind more media materials here.
    Image Credit: Mitchell Masilun, BioCommunications, University of Arizona Health Sciences

    CONGRATULATIONS, 2021 WYANT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES

    Scholarship recipients and donors came together with OSC staff and faculty to celebrate the 2021 scholarship awards ceremony, which took place on Sept. 24, 2021 in the OSC Meinel Building. Dr. Fred Van Milligen (OSC PhD ’85) was the program’s keynote speaker who also announced the new H. Angus Macleod Scholarship Funded by VIAVI Solutions, Inc.
    Find the digital booklet (with videos!) here. Pictures are available here.

    MICHAEL KIDGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN OPTICAL DESIGN 2022 ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

    The Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to a student of optical design, where the term 'optical design' is meant to include lens design, illumination design and computational optical design. Find more information. Learn more about the scholarship requirements. Applications close March 31, 2022.

    SIGN UP FOR THE STUDENT POSTER SESSION AT THE FALL 2021 INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES MEETING

    Sign up to be a student poster presenter for the Fall Industrial Affiliates Workshop. Poster presentations will be held on Monday, October 25, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the SUMC just before the Corporate Showcase. Complete the form here or email Amber R. Soergel, Senior Academic Advisor with questions. Limited Poster Space Available, submit your interest today! Find more tips!

    FLU SHOTS NOW AVAILABLE

    Flu season is approaching. By getting your seasonal flu vaccine, you can help protect yourself, your family, and your community from the flu. Find full details on where to get your shot.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    POW OPTICSTUDIO WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTION TO OPTICAL DESIGN USING OPTICSTUDIO
    Oct. 8, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

    SOCK COMMUNITY SPEAKER: OUTREACH COMPETITION
    Oct. 8, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Meinel 410

    WIO MEETING: HISPANIC/LATINX HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION
    Oct. 8, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Patio

    WIO GENERAL MEETING
    Oct. 11, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Meinel 422

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

    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

    OSC HALLOWEEN PARTY
    Oct. 29, Details TBA

    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    PROFESSOR JIM SCHWIEGERLING NAMED 2021 SOUTHERN ARIZONA INNOVATION LEADER OF THE YEAR

    Congratulations to Professor Jim Schwiegerling who was voted this year's recipient of the Southern Arizona Innovation Leader of the Year Award! The award was presented yesterday, Oct. 6th, at the Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo in the Tucson Convention Center. Read the press release.

    BOTANISOL ANALYTICS NAMED STARTUP OF THE YEAR BY TECH LAUNCH ARIZONA

    Congratulations to everyone at Botanisol Analytics and Professor Tom Milster! Tech Launch Arizona presented five awards for innovation, leadership and impact at its eighth annual I-Squared Awards and Expo. Read the full press release.

    CONTRACTS & GRANTS

    FET: SMALL: ESTABLISHING AN EFFICIENT FRAMEWORK FOR NON-GAUSSIAN STATES ENGINEERING AND OPTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF MEASUREMENTS
    Principal Investigator: Christos Gagatsos

    VALIDATION OF AQUA AND TERRA SURFACE REFLECTANCE PRODUCTS USING THE AUTOMATED RADIOMETRIC CALIBRATION TEST SITE (RADCATS)
    Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Czapla-Myers

    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! Register to attend. See the official flyer.

    WATTS HAPPENING

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SCAVENGER HUNT

    Much fun was had during the undergraduate scavenger hunt and many things were found within the Meinel building! Enjoy a few of the fun photos taken during the scavenger hunt, including a few student photos shared with us! Find the full album here.

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Industrial Affiliates Opportunities

    Non-Industrial Affiliates Opportunities


    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!