Calendar of Events

Week of May 1 2022

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Thursday, May 5, 2022  
Thursday, May 5, 2022  
Monday, May 2, 2022 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Learn more about Design Day. 

Engineering 498 Interdisciplinary Capstone is a required senior capstone course that creates university-industry partnerships that allow companies to tackle pressing projects through motivated engineering students and provides students with impactful real-world experience. In Engineering 498, students learn the in-depth design processes that are used in industry to provide them with the knowledge they need to succeed after graduation. The ability to put that learning into practice during the course of their senior year allows them to see how it works in real-time, before they enter the job market. Students are mentored by faculty who have retired from, or are still active, in industry so they learn from someone who actively did what they are teaching and can guide from experience. Mentors work closely with both students and sponsors to ensure the students are benefitting academically, and the sponsors are able to see progress on the projects they are sponsoring. Students also work directly with sponsors so they learn how to identify client needs, source manufacturing, and complete deliverables on a set schedule, among many other tasks. 

Now, more than ever, industry-university partnerships benefit everyone involved! The College of Engineering is engaging more with industry to offer programs that work in line with their objectives. In the end, the product of those relationships has become very valuable to the community.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

A Celebration of Life for Jack Gaskill will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd from 3:30 - 5 p.m.  The event will be held in Meinel 307, followed by light refreshments.  Please come and share a remembrance of Jack's time at OSC and his impact on the college. For those who cannot attend in person, the event will be livestreamed via Zoom. We hope to see you there.

To make a memorial gift to the Jack D. Gaskill Undergraduate or Graduate Scholarships in Optical Sciences, please visit make-a-gift-Gaskill. This giving link can also be found at - select “Make A Gift” (in the section “other,” please enter Gaskill Scholarship). To mail a donation, please make checks out to The University of Arizona Foundation, adding a note for the Gaskill Scholarship, and mail to The UA Wyant College of Optical Sciences; Attn: Development Dept.; 1630 E. University Blvd.; Tucson, AZ 85721. All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt. For questions, please contact Kaye Rowan at

Friday, May 6, 2022 - 4:00pm

Journal Club Video Archive


Josh Follansbee


Imaging System Performance Modeling


Perhaps the best-known resolution metric for an optical system is the Rayleigh resolution criterion. This condition works well for point sources, but for those of us with extended sources closer than infinity, a better description of system performance is needed. We will interactively examine the main types of imaging tasks from a targeting perspective, the components of the imaging chain and their effects on performance, and the metrics used to accurately determine performance at range.


If you can't make it in-person and would like to join via Zoom, here is the link:

Join with this link

Password: JCmeeting

If you're interested in presenting at a future meeting just reach out to us via email! You are welcome to present on anything you find interesting. While we are called a "journal club" we would love to host any kind of academic content (not necessarily papers) from any discipline!

Finally, Journal Club will continue to have meetings throughout the summer. Those of you who are around and would like to attend in person, we will send details out soon about the time and location. If you are away over the summer feel free to join us remotely on Zoom!