News & Events

Whether it's an article on the front page of an industry magazine or a Thursday-afternoon Colloquium lecture by one of the top minds in optics, the news and events of the College of Optical Sciences keep information in motion in the Meinel Building.

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College of Optical Science Latest NewsWatts Up! & Other News

OSC's primary source of information is our biweekly newsletter, Watts Up! But you can also explore all things UA Optics through our press releases, feature articles, media mentions and quicknews.

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College of Optical Sciences ColloquiumsColloquium Lecture Series

A lively forum wherein academic scholars and industry leaders discuss groundbreaking research and encourage questions and comments. Held on Thursdays during the academic year, the forum is open to students, faculty, the optics community and the general public.

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College of Optical Sciences Event CalendarCalendar of Events

View a month-by-month overview of UA and OSC events, including those for alumni, colloquiums, workshops, presentations and other industry related events.

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College of Optical Sciences Photo GalleriesOSC Photo Galleries

We make an effort to document every significant event that occurs at the College of Optical Sciences. Peruse events going back to 2003 in our photo gallery section.

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College of Optical Sciences VIdeosOSC Videos

The College of Optical Sciences, its faculty and students and events and presentations have been featured in numerous videos ranging from local news pieces to associated YouTube channels. 

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Featured Events

  • Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Wear your best Hawaiian gear and say “Aloha” to the weekend. Refreshing beverages, sweet treats, and prizes for those expressing the aloha spirit.
  • Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Refine that CV/Resume and dress sharp! The Wyant College of Optical Sciences Industrial Affiliates are looking to hire and/or offer internships to current optics students. This exclusive opportunity to meet your future employer will be at the Student Union Grand Ballroom from 3p-6p.
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019   - Wednesday, October 23, 2019  
    Tuesday: Industrial Affiliates will be here to listen to research presentations, interview students for open job postings, and attend the evening poster session. Contact the Academics Office if you would like to present a talk or poster. Wednesday: Research presentations, Lab tours, job interviews, and Pizza farewell lunch.
  • Friday, October 25, 2019  
    Wear your best Hawaiian gear and say “Aloha” to the weekend. Refreshing beverages, sweet treats, and prizes for those expressing the aloha spirit.