Aug. 26 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    WELCOME BACK!

    Welcome back to campus! We're all pleased to welcome an exciting and productive school year. We look forward to another year of sharing Wyant College news with you!

    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.

    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. If you'd like a site submit your request here and Amee Hennig will follow up with you. A recording will be available later.

    LAB PHOTOS

    We'd like to photograph your lab! Email Amee Hennig, Media Content Manager, to set up a day and time for her to come by and photograph your lab and team in action. Group photos may be done outside. 

    INAUGURAL 2021 AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA

    The African American Legacy Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, is proud to sponsor the inaugural 2021 African American Leadership Institute (AALI) in Southern Arizona. The institute is a 10-week masterclass program of weekly classes, as well as an all-day leadership retreat. Learn more about this opportunity.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: DR. RICHARD N. YOUNGWORTH
    Aug. 26, 3:30 p.m., Meinel 307

    SOCK EVENT: WELCOME BACK BBQ
    Aug. 27, 3:30 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Patio

    OSC COLLOQUIUM LECTURE: DR. BRANDON CHALIFOUX
    Sept. 2, 3:30 p.m., Meinel 307

    LABOR DAY - NO CLASSES
    Sept. 6

    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 (RSVP required)

    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    JENNIFER BARTON ELECTED INTO SPIE PRESIDENTIAL CHAIN

    Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Barton on her election to serve as the 2022 Vice President of SPIE. According to SPIE, "With her election, Barton joins the SPIE presidential chain, and will serve as President-Elect in 2023 and as the Society's President in 2024." 

    CONTRACTS & GRANTS

    MULTIMODAL THREE-PHOTON MICROSCOPE FOR DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF SKIN LESIONS
    Principal Investigator: Rongguang Liang & Xiushan Zhu

    SUPERRESOLUTION LENSFREE MICROSCOPY
    Principal Investigator: Euan McLeod

    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    ANOTHER WAVELENGTH: SHELBI JENKINS

    This week in Another Wavelength, we chat with 5th year Ph.D. Student Shelbi Jenkins.

    MARYAM BAKER RECEIVES BACUS SCHOLARSHIP

    Congratulations to Maryam Baker, OSC Ph.D. student, on being awarded the BACUS Scholarship.

    OSA STUDENT PAPER AWARD PRESENTED TO ELLIOTT KWAN

    Congratulations to Elliott Kwan, who was awarded the 2021 Imaging and Applied Optics Congress Student Paper Prize by the 3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications committee chairs.

    WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

    Women in Science and Engineering is currently recruiting both Mentors and Mentees for their 2021 - 2022 Mentorship Program. If you are interested in learning more about being a mentor, see here. If you would like to learn more about being a mentee, see here.

    ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS INVITES OPTICAL SCIENCES STUDENTS TO JOIN

    Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a student-run organization dedicated to using their knowledge and abilities to improve the world we live in and empower communities to meet their basic needs. The first meeting of EWB this semester is Sept. 13 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Shantz 440 and will include general information about the organization. Sign up for emails here.

    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES UPDATES

    WYANT COLLEGE WELCOMES CORNING INCORPORATED

    The Wyant College of Optical Sciences is pleased to welcome Corning Incorporated as a new Leadership Member in the college's Industrial Affiliates program.

    SUPERLATIVE STAFF

    WELCOME, KATHERINE

    A big welcome to Katherine Schumann as the Wyant College Senior Events Coordinator. 

    WATTS HAPPENING

    WELCOME BACK BBQ

    The Student Optics Chapter (SOCk) along with Academic Programs will be holding a Back to School BBQ with FOOD and EEGEE’s this Friday at 3:30 pm on the third-floor patio. Come have fun with us! RSVP here.

    FALL 2021 GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION PHOTOS

    The Wyant College was pleased to welcome to campus our newest graduate student class with a series of orientation events. Here are a few excerpts from those activities. Welcome, new students!

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Industrial Affiliates Opportunities

    Non-Industrial Affiliates Opportunities

    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!