Philip N. and Joan A. Slater Scholarship in Optical Sciences (non-endowed)

Philip and Joan Slater Scholarship in Optical Sciences

Dr. Philip N. Slater is professor emeritus of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, and an expert in remote sensing calibration. He graduated with a B.S. from London University in 1955, and obtained a Ph.D. in physics from Imperial College in London, UK in 1958. After graduation, he was manager of the Optics Research Section at the ITT Research Institute in Chicago until he joined the faculty of the University of Arizona in 1966.

This scholarship is offered by Dr. Slater and his wife, Joan, to support graduate students who demonstrate an aptitude for optical engineering and design, remote sensing or radiometry. 


This award is open to Ph.D. students who are U.S. citizens and full-time students; demonstrated financial need is preferred.


2021-2022: Henry Quach

2020-2021: Jaren Ashcraft
2019-2020: Elliott Kwan
2017-2018: Edward LaVilla
2016-2017: Emily Finan
2015-2016: William Duncan
2014-2015: Christopher Summitt
2013-2014: Antonio Lorenzo and Zachary Newman
2012-2013: Christine Bradley and Blake Coughenour
2011-2012: Laura Coyle