Apr. 21 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT ESTABLISHED BY EDMUND OPTICS, INC.

    The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences is pleased to announce the Marisa A. Edmund Advancing Women in Optics Scholarship, established by Edmund Optics, Inc. This permanent scholarship endowment is for full-time undergraduate students and designed to promote diversity in the field of optics and is named for Marisa A. Edmund, Chief Global Marketing & Sales Officer at Edmund Optics, Inc. Read more about the scholarship.

    REFLECTIONS: JOHN E. GREIVENKAMP

    Reflections is a series of biographies featuring OSC Emeritus faculty, written by Tammy Orr. Today, we highlight John E. Greivenkamp, who passed away on January 29, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Wyant College in Meinel 307 on April 29th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

    JACK D. GASKILL MEMORIAL SERVICE | MAY 3

    A Celebration of Life for Jack D. Gaskill will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  The event will be held in Meinel 307, followed by light refreshments. For those who cannot attend in person, the event will be livestreamed via Zoom. Read Jack's Memoriam here. Learn more about making a memorial gift to the Jack D. Gaskill Undergraduate or Graduate Scholarships in Optical Sciences.

    WYANT COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT | MAY 12

    The Wyant College cordially invites students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the college to join us in the Student Union Memorial, South Ballroom, for the 2022 Spring Commencement Ceremony.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: IVAN DEUTSCH
    April 21, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    DISSERTATION DEFENSE: ABHINAV NISHANT, "DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NOVEL POLYMERS BASED INTEGRATED PHOTONIC DEVICES"
    April 22, 9:00 a.m., Zoom

    DISSERTATION DEFENSE: KIRA HART SHANKS, "INFRARED POLARIMETRY FOR REMOTE SENSING"
    April 22, 11:00 a.m., Zoom

    DISSERTATION DEFENSE: HYUKMO KANG, "DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND ALIGNMENT IN MODERN OPTICS"
    April 22, 1:00 p.m., Zoom

    DISSERTATION DEFENSE: ROBERT GARRETT RICHARDS, "ADAPTISPECT-C: MECHANICAL DESIGN AND FRONT-END ELECTRONICS"
    April 22, 1:00 p.m., Zoom

    JOURNAL CLUB: ALYSSA BALLER, "SYSTEMATIC EVALUATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA'S OSIRIS-REX POLYCAM"
    April 22, 4:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    DISSERTATION DEFENSE: CHENG LI, "ULTRA-SENSITIVE AND SELECTIVE WHISPERING GALLERY MODE MICROTOROID CHEMICAL SENSOR"
    April 26, 12:00 p.m., Zoom

    DISSERTATION DEFENSE: SHU YANG, "SCATTER BASED NOVEL IMAGING SYSTEMS"
    April 28, 9:30 a.m., Zoom

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: ANDREW METCALF
    April 28, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    JOHN E. GREIVENKAMP MEMORIAL SERVICE
    April 29, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    JACK D. GASKILL MEMORIAL SERVICE
    May 3, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    ZHESHEN ZHANG & QUNTAO ZHUANG RECEIVE 2022 NSF CAREER AWARDS

    Zheshen Zhang and Quntao Zhuang, Wyant College Assistant Professors and College of Engineering Assistant Professors, have received the prestigious NSF CAREER award. Zhang and Zhuang are participating in the Arizona Center for Quantum Networks, and their research is directly related to finding ways to harness quantum powers. Read more about their work and the NSF CAREER award.

    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    APPLY FOR MARISA  A. EDMUND ADVANCING WOMEN IN OPTICS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

    All full-time undergraduate students enrolled at UA Wyant College may apply. Student applicants must demonstrate an interest in or provide evidence of advancing women in the fields of optical sciences and optical engineering. This evidence can be measured from an active membership in student groups, such as Women in Optics at Wyant College. Apply here. Read more about the new scholarship.

    STUDENT LEADER ELECTIONS FOR SOCK AND WIO

    Women in Optics (WiO) and the Student Optics Chapter (SOCk) is holding its elections for next year's officers! Fill out the interest form! More info on positions linked in the form.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Jacob Barker (jbark95@email.arizona.edu) or Clarissa DeLeon (cdeleon@email.arizona.edu).

    ALUMNI DISPATCHES

    NICK SISCHKA, ALUMNUS PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR
    OF IMAGING PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AT EDMUND OPTICS. INC.

    Nick Sischka graduated from the Wyant College in 2011 with a B.S. in Optics and went on to join the engineering Leadership Program at Edmund Optics shortly after. Since then, Nick has created a successful career at Edmund Optics, Inc. and was recently promoted to the company's Director of Imaging Product Development. Congratulations, Nick!

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