Sept. 9 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    Announcements

    (Lots of) Students in the Spotlight

    At this point in OSC's illustrious history (almost 50 years now!), it would surprise exactly no one to hear how exceptional our students are. Not only do they shine brightly amidst the University's stars, but they make an indelible, undeniable impact on the face of the optics industry as well.

    As we wind down from the excitement of the SPIE Optics + Photonics conference (and the desert-dwellers among us wistfully reminisce about the sparkling seas of San Diego), take a moment to appreciate the myriad achievements of the student body of the UA College of Optical Sciences.

    And if all these accomplishments aren't enough, you can relive the highlights featured in the Students in the Spotlight archives.

    Trek to the LBT

    High atop Mount Graham, less than 150 miles from Tucson, sits one of the world's most advanced optical systems: the Large Binocular Telescope, its twin mirrors boasting an imaging resolution approximately 10 times greater than that of Hubble.

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    Recapping Optics + Photonics

    The college made quite a splash at the latest Optics + Photonics conference, held Aug. 25-29 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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    Ambassadors Applauded for Efforts

    The Optics Ambassadors keep busy, balancing outreach duties with family, friends, work, homework and other extracurriculars in assorted combinations. (How busy? Check out undergrad Daniel Millstone's slate of activities last fall, as tallied by Arizona Alumni Magazine.)

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    Celebrating Our Scholars

    Thanks to a group of very generous donors, the College of Optical Sciences is able to offer a number of scholarships and fellowships to support its students in their educational endeavours. We acknowledged these students, and their benefactors, in a special ceremony last May ...

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    Kudos to the Class of 2013

    Hearty congratulations go to the spring 2013 graduates of the College of Optical Sciences, many of whom crossed the stage at the May 10 pre-commencement ceremony. Undergraduate and doctoral valedictorians were Garret Odom and Paula Smith, respectively.

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    Strong Showing by Student, Professor in Grant Competition

    Two OSC-led projects reached the final round of consideration in the 2013 Edmund Optics Grant Program; submissions by Ph.D. student Matthew Risi, from Arthur Gmitro's lab, and associate professor Rongguang Liang, Ph.D. 2001, were identified among the top 15 in the region.

    SFAz Invests in OSC Scholars

    Science Foundation Arizona chose two B.S. in OSE-turned-Ph.D. students as 2013 graduate research fellows ...

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    Wu Among Top Optical Designers

    Fifth-year Ph.D. candidate Tzu-Yu Wu was announced one of four winners of the 2013 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design competition for her project ...

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    Elazhary Earns Kidger Scholarship

    Tamer Elazhary, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Jim H. Burge's Large Optics Fabrications and Testing group, secured the ...

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    Reshidko, Others Are SPIE Scholars

    Dmitry Reshidko, who just started his second year as a Ph.D. student in José Sasián's lab, won the 2013 SPIE Optical Design and Engineering Scholarship.

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    Events

    Colloquium CANCELED

    Sept. 12

    Ph.D. Comprehensive Exams

    Sept. 17-18

    Media Mentions

    Regents' Prof and Center for Interface Science Seeking Cheaper Solar Cells

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    Hockney's New Exhibit Hearkens Back to Collaboration with Falco

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    Watts Happening

    SOCk Spring Camping Trip Photo Gallery

    On Saturday, April 27, members of the UA Student Optics Chapter traveled into the trees and trails of the Santa Catalina Mountains, camping overnight on Mount Lemmon. As this gallery attests, the trip featured Brussels sprouts, big rocks and a banjo, among the many other charms of spring in southern Arizona.

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    Optics Ambassadors Luncheon Photo Gallery

    At high noon on Monday, April 22, the hardworking members of the Optics Ambassadors program joined group coordinator Anabel Garcia, outreach coordinator and professor Michael Nofziger and Dean Thomas L. Koch for a celebration in the Student Union Memorial Center's Mesa Room, where they enjoyed lunch and discussed the year's many achievements.

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    Scholarships and Awards Ceremony Photo Gallery

    On Thursday, May 2, OSC was pleased to host a special ceremony that brought its gifted students face-to-face with the architects of their scholarship awards, allowing them the unique opportunity to express their gratitude in person.

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    Pre-Commencement Celebration Photo Gallery

    The spring class of 2013 joined OSC's illustrious ranks of alumni on May 10. Congratulations to the graduates, their families and their instructors.

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    Employment Opportunities

    Director of Operations | The Photonics Group

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    Fiber Laser Engineer | The Photonics Group

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    Mechanical Engineering Manager | The Photonics Group

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    Metrology Engineer | The Photonics Group

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    Optical Engineer | The Photonics Group

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    Optical Manufacturing Engineer | The Photonics Group

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    Optical Manufacturing Engineer | The Photonics Group

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    Optomechanical Engineer | The Photonics Group

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    Optomechanical Engineer | The Photonics Group

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    Optomechanical Engineer | The Photonics Group

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    Principal Optomechanical Engineer | The Photonics Group

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    Senior Fellow in Polymer Chemistry | The Photonics Group

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    Senior Electrical Engineer | The Photonics Group

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    Senior Mechanical Engineer | The Photonics Group

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    Senior Optical Engineer | The Photonics Group

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    Software Engineering Manager | The Photonics Group

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    Test Engineering Manager | The Photonics Group

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