Sept. 1 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Robert R. Boye Selected as 2016 Alumnus of the Year

    Robert R. Boye - 2016 UA Alumnus of the Year in Optical Sciences

    OSC alumnus Robert R. Boye (M.S., 1995; Ph.D., 2000) has been selected as the 2016 UA Alumnus of the Year in Optical Sciences. The honor to be presented at a special ceremony on Oct. 28 as part of the University's homecoming celebration. Read the official press release.

    Countdown to Launch

    Space is Wildcat Country

    The much anticipated launch of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, led by the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, is set to blast off on Thursday, Sept. 8. 

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    Optotune Student Competition

    Optotune is offering a design competition for University of Arizona optics students, asking them to design and build a tunable telecentric lens. The winner will receive an Oculus Rift

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    UA: Then and Now

    The University of Arizona campus has changed quite a bit over the years. put together a fun and interesting Then and Now article which compares historical photos with their modern counterparts. Among the images is a then/now of our own Meinel Optical Sciences Building, which began construction in 1968.

    Upcoming Events

    SOCk Welcome Back Barbecue

    Sept. 2, 5-7:00 p.m., Outside Meinel 3rd floor lobby

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    Labor Day - no classes

    Sept. 5

    Colloquium: Frederick McCormick

    Sept. 8, 3:30 p.m-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Colloquium: Eduardo Bendek

    Sept. 15, 3:30 p.m-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Arai Receives Vikram Sarabhai Medal

    Kohei Arai Awarded 2016 Vikram Sarabhai Medal

    Adjunct Professor Kohei Arai, affiliated with Japan's Saga University, was recently awarded the Vikram Sarabhai Medal for 2016. 

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    Contracts & Grants

    Development of Compact Fiber Lasers for Coherent Raman Microscopy

    Principal Investigator: Khanh Kieu

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    Development of a Fiber Optic High Dynamic Range Magnetic Field Gradiometer Operable in Unshielded Environments - SBIR Phase I

    Principal Investigator: Palash Gangopadhyay

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    Optics Summer Camp for Native American Youth - Expect Academic Success in STEM (EASIS)

    Non-OSC Principal Investigator: Allison MacPherson

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    Advanced Scene Simulation as Seen Through Multifocal Lenses

    Principal Investigator: Jim Schwiegerling

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    Measurement of Stray Light from the ClarVista Intraocular Lens (IOL)

    Principal Investigator: Jim Schwiegerling

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    Students in the Spotlight

    OSC and CIAN Summer REU Programs a Success

    OSC and CIAN REU Programs

    Continuing the success of the summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs, both OSC and CIAN hosted students for 10 weeks, where they worked on unique and exciting research projects.

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    Andrew Rocha: A Choice to Turn Things Around

    OSC undergraduate student and multiple Dean's List recipient Andrew Rocha was recently featured on Pasadena News Now. The article examines Andrew's journey from Pasadena City College to the College of Optical Sciences and his passion for optics.

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Edmund Optics Moving, Expanding in Tucson

    OSC Principal Partner in Optical Sciences Industrial Affiliate Edmund Optics recently announced it was moving and expanding its Tucson design center, which is currently too small to handle the company's growth plans.

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    Employment Opportunities