Sept. 17 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Sharp Laboratories of America Partners with OSC on MOSAIC Project

    As part of President Obama's Clean Power Plan and through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the Department of Energy awarded $24 million in funding for 11 high-performance solar power projects. Sharp Laboratories of America received $2.7 million and is partnering with the College of Optical Sciences for their MOSAIC project.

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    OSC Announces New Industrial Track M.S. Degree Program

    industrial track masters degree program in optical sciences

    The new Master of Science in Optical Sciences Industrial Track program blends the traditional legacy of OSC's academic excellence with real-world, hands-on experience in an industrial laboratory setting. This is an opportunity to be placed into a credit-bearing 2nd year paid internship with OSC partner companies. For more information on this exciting new program, see the official M.S. Industrial Track page under the Graduate Programs section.

    Fall Responsible Conduct of Research Workshops Announced

    The Office for Research & Discovery has announced the fall workshop schedule to fulfill RCR training requirements. If you are a graduate or undergraduate student, postdoc or an early career faculty involved with a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), this requirement applies to you. For more program details and to enroll, please visit the Research Gateway website.

    2015 Scholarship Awards Ceremony

    2015 OSC Scholarship Awards Celebration

    The College of Optical Sciences celebrated a new generation of scholars as well as the unwavering support of donors at the 2015 Scholarship Awards Ceremony. The event took place on the evening of Sept. 11 and was followed by a reception in the 3rd floor lobby. Ceremony speakers included Dean Thomas L. Koch, Founding Dean James C. Wyant and Ph.D. student Brian Goodell.

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    Upcoming Events

    Colloquium: Aydogan Ozcan

    Sept. 24, 3:30 p.m-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Colloquium: Russell S. Witte

    Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    2015 Industrial Affiliates Corporate Showcase and Career Fair

    Oct. 7, 4-6 p.m., Dan Dunlap Stadium Club - RSVP required

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    2015 Fall Industrial Affiliates Workshop

    Oct. 8-9

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    Media Mentions

    Contracts & Grants

    Depth of Focus Measurements with Competitive Ophthalmic Microscopes

    Principal Investigator: Jim Schwiegerling

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    Fabrication of Diffractive Patterns for MLD

    Principal Investigator: Tom D. Milster

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    IDBR: TYPE A: Quantitative Polarization and Phase Microscope for Label-Free Imaging of Live Cell and Tissue Dynamics

    Principal Investigators: Rongguang Liang, Stanley Pau

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Another Wavelength: Andrew Rocha

    Another Wavelength - Andrew Rocha

    This month on Another Wavelength, we learn more about East Los Angeles native Andrew Rocha, a third-year Bachelor of Science in Optical Sciences and Engineering student who was recently awarded the James M. Palmer Endowed Scholarship in Optical Sciences.

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    UBER Joins Industrial Affiliates Program

    We'd like to extend a warm welcome to Uber, which became our latest affiliate as a Principal Partner in Optical Sciences. Uber and the College of Optical Sciences recently announced a partnership focusing on research and development in the optics space for mapping and safety. In addition to the partnership, Uber donated $25,000 to help support the next generation of optical scientists, engineers and researchers. 

    Career Opportunities with the Aerospace Corporation

    Interested in a career in National Security Space? Aerospace Corp. is hiring, and will be hosting an information session on Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Meinel 410 at 6 p.m. with dinner and an iPad raffle, followed by networking from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  

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    Register Now for the Fall 2015 Affiliates Workshop

    Industrial Affiliates members are invited to register for the fall workshop, taking place this year on Thursday, Oct. 8, and Friday, Oct. 9. Your RSVP is requested by Sept. 30.

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    Watts Happening

    Welcome, Baby Aaron!

    Baby Aaron

    We are incredibly happy to announce a new member to the OSC family! Meet Aaron, newborn son to Amanda Ferraris, coordinator of academic programs and financial operations. Aaron was born on Sept. 4 at 8:05 a.m. and weighed in at 9 pounds, 3 ounces. 

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