Oct. 8 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    HISTORICAL LENS: OVER THE HIMALAYA WITH AN X-RAY SUITCASE

    This week’s Historical Lens finds focus on a journey taken by Harrison H. Barrett and Cathy Barrett in 2009 through the Himalayan foothills and over the Thorong La pass into the temples and communities of the Mustang Valley. And they did it all with a 45-lb., 2-ft x 3-ft x 8-in, hard-sided suitcase containing the elements of a modern, but inexpensive, digital X-ray detector.

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    STAGE 2, IN-PERSON CLASSES AT OSC UPDATES

    Please be aware of the important updates regarding Stage 2 - In-Person Classes. UArizona announced recently that some small classes will enter Stage 2- In-Person on campus the week of Oct. 12, 2020. Read more to learn which OPTI classes will begin in-person meetings the week of Oct. 12.

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    EMPLOYEE BENEFIT ALERT: VACATION POLICY CHANGES FROM UARIZONA HR

    UArizona Benefit Eligible Employees, please review this important vacation policy change released by the University of Arizona Human Resources. If you have questions, please email hrsolutions@email.arizona.edu or call the number provided.

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    DOD "AI TRACKS AT SEA" INNOVATION CHALLENGE & PRIZES

    The Department of the Navy has initiated an "Artificial Intelligence Tracks at Sea" undergraduate innovation challenge with cash prizes totaling $200K available to win. 

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    CALL FOR POSTER & LAB PRESENTATIONS: OSC'S VIRTUAL IA PROGRAM

    OSC's Fall Industrial Affiliates program is quickly approaching and we are seeking students who are interested in sharing their exciting discoveries and research with our IA partners through virtual poster presentation and lab tours. Complete this form to share your interest.

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    MICHAEL KIDGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN OPTICAL DESIGN 2021 OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

    OSC students are invited to submit applications for the 2021 Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship in Optical Design. Closing date for applications is March 31, 2021. OSC student, Brandon Hellman was selected as the 2020 recipient. 

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    DISSERTATION DEFENSE: YI-HSIN (NEIL) OU, "FIBER BASED LIGHT SOURCES DEVELOPMENT FOR SPECTROSCOPY AND MICROSCOPY APPLICATIONS"
    Oct. 8, 1 p.m., Zoom
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    OSC COLLOQUIUM: MARK SCHNITZER
    Oct. 8, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Zoom
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    SOCK & WIO COMMUNITY SPEAKERS: OSC RESEARCH
    Oct. 9, 12 - 1 p.m., Zoom
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    PRACTICAL OPTICS WORKSHOP: OPTIMIZATION USING ZEMAX OPTICSTUDIO
    Oct. 9, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Zoom
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    OSC COLLOQUIUM: MARIN SOLJACIC
    Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Zoom
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    PRACTICAL OPTICS WORKSHOP: ADVANCED TOPICS: TOLERANCING IN OPTICSTUDIO
    Oct. 23, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Zoom
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    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES CORPORATE SHOWCASE
    Oct. 26, 12:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., REMO
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    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS
    Oct. 27 - 28, Zoom
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    OSC COLLOQUIUM: ED BOYDEN
    Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Zoom
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    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    UPDATE YOUR OSC FACULTY PROFILE

    Take a moment to update your OSC Profile Directory! You can check your profile by searching your last name in the directory here. Simply submit this form with any information you'd like updated.

    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    ANOTHER WAVELENGTH: RYAN HAMILTON

    This month in Another Wavelength, we chat with Ph.D. Student Ryan Hamilton. Ryan is currently mentored by Michael Hart.

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    JOSEPH COX RECEIVES DR. JACK SLATER AWARD

    Congratulations to OSC student Joseph Cox, mentored by Amit Ashok, who was selected by the Directed Energy Professional Society to be the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Jack Slater Award

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    WATTS HAPPENING

    2020 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS BOOKLET & VIDEO

    Congratulations to all the 2020 scholarship awardees! And thank you to all of our generous scholarship donors. Enjoy this digital booklet recognizing the Wyant College of Optical Sciences generous donors and talented students. The live-stream recording of the event recognizing our students and donors can now be viewed on Facebook and Youtube

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    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!