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

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    GCRB BUILDING CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

    Construction on the Grand Challenges Research Building continues! Enjoy a live view of the work on the Project Information page. Photos of the construction are available in an OSC gallery and will be updated regularly. Check out a drone fly-over of the work.

    GET READY FOR THE INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES MEETING

    Prepare for career fairs and the upcoming Industrial Affiliates Meeting by attending one or more of the workshops here. Register in Handshake.

    TECH LAUNCH ARIZONA LAUNCHES CLAIM YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE WORKSHOPS

    Claim Your Seat at the Table is an exciting new resource for University of Arizona women interested in increasing their impact outside of academia by exploring commercialization and entrepreneurship. Learn more about the four-session workshop in which UArizona women will work with Tech Launch Arizona, ecosystem members, and mentors to learn how to think of themselves as inventors, how to build strong teams, how to find their customers, and how to raise money to achieve their goals. Space is limited, register today!

    OSC WORDPRESS WEBINAR

    Learn more about the OSC WordPress Sites, used for faculty research pages, student clubs, and more on September 16 at 2pm. Register to attend *faculty, staff, & students only. If you'd like a site submit your request here and Amee Hennig will follow up with you. A recording will be available later.

    FALL 2021 INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES MEETING CALL FOR STUDENT PRESENTERS

    Interested in sharing your research with others? Looking for opportunities to practice before the big thesis defense? Or wanting to connect with potential employers? Sign up to be a student presenter for the Fall Industrial Affiliates Workshop, Oct. 25 - 27, 2021. If you are interested please complete the form here or email Amber R. Soergel, Senior Academic Advisor, to learn more about this great opportunity.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    OSC COLLOQUIUM LECTURE: DR. DAVID BRADY
    Sept. 9, 3:30 p.m., Meinel 307

    OSC WORDPRESS WEBINAR WALKTHROUGH
    Sept. 16, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Zoom (Registration required)

    OSC COLLOQUIUM LECTURE: DR. RON DRIGGERS
    Sept. 16, 3:30 p.m., Meinel 307

    KLA CAREER INFO-SESSION
    Sept. 23, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Zoom (Registration required)

    2021 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM
    Sept. 24, 3:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m., Meinel 410

    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    WELCOME ASSISTANT PROFESSOR SAWYER

    The Wyant College welcomes Assistant Professor Travis Sawyer. Travis is already quite familiar with the halls of the Wyant College, being an alumni, but as of Fall 2021 he has taken on a whole new role in our college as an Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences and Health Sciences.

    CONTRACTS & GRANTS

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

    MULTIMODAL INTRAORAL IMAGING SYSTEM FOR ORAL CANCER DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS IN LOW RESOURCE SETTING
    Principal Investigator: Rongguang Liang & Chicheng Zhang

    MULTIPHOTON IMAGING OF GASTRINOMA AND CORRELATION WITH MOLECULAR AND GENETIC MARKERS
    Principal Investigator: Travis Sawyer

    DEVELOPMENT OF SMARTPHONE SPECTROMETER AND APP FOR POINT-OF-CARE DIAGNOSIS AND SCREENING OF MELANOMA
    Principal Investigator: Travis Sawyer

    DEVELOPMENT OF A MURINE XENOGRAFT MODEL FOR GASTRINOMA AND A MULTISPECTRAL IMAGING PROBE FOR IN VIVO MONITORING OF TUMOR DEVELOPMENT
    Principal Investigator: Travis Sawyer

    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    ANOTHER WAVELENGTH: YUANYUAN SUN

    This week in Another Wavelength, we chat with 3rd year Ph.D. Student Yuanyuan Sun. Yuanyuan is advised by Professor Rongguang Liang. 

    NATZEM LIMA PARTICIPATES IN NPI CAPITOL HILL VISIT TO PROMOTE PHOTONICS R&D FUNDING

    This July OSC student, Natzem Lima, participated in the National Photonics Initiative Capitol Hill Visit—an intense 2-3 days of back-to-back meetings with leaders from the scientific, academic, and business communities with legislators. 

    ELLIOTT KWAN NAMED WINNER IN ROBERT S. HILBERT MEMORIAL OPTICAL DESIGN COMPETITION

    Elliott Kwan's project, advised by Dr. Hong Hua, "Tri-Aperture Monocular Laparoscopic Objective for Stereoscopic and Wide Field of View Acquisition" was selected for the 2020 - 2021 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition. Read the official announcement.

    UNDERGRAD TEAM WINS AWARD IN ROBERT S. HILBERT MEMORIAL OPTICAL DESIGN COMPETITION

    Congratulations to Wyant College undergraduates Jace Malm, Avalon McLeod, Lam Nguyen, and Sebastian Valencia for their selection as awardees of the Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition for their project titled, “FOV Scanner for OASIS THz Telescope.” They used CODE V to design a field of view (FOV) scanner for an all-reflective terahertz (THz) space telescope with an inflatable primary mirror. Read the official announcement.

    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES UPDATES

    KLA INVITES OSC STUDENTS TO ATTEND VIRTUAL INFO-SESSION

    KLA, a Wyant College Industrial Affiliate member and a global leader in diversified electronics for the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem is personally inviting Wyant College students to join in this virtual info-session about careers and opportunities on Sept. 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm MST. Register via Handshake today!

    SUPERLATIVE STAFF

    WELCOME, RACHEL & VICTORIA

    The Wyant College would like to welcome two new Administrative Associates this week, Rachel Lyman and Victoria Picazzo Bautista!

    HEATHER ACCEPTS NEW POSITION WITH FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE

    OSC wishes Heather farewell and good luck as she embarks on her newest adventure with Family and Community Medicine as their new HR Manager. 

    WATTS HAPPENING

    SOCK WELCOME BACK BBQ PHOTOS

    OSC and SOCk welcomed OSC students, staff, and faculty back for the start of a new school year on a warm and sunny Aug. 27th day. Check out more pictures from the event.

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Industrial Affiliates Opportunities

    Non-Industrial Affiliates Opportunities


    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!