Feb. 11 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    REFLECTIONS: JACK D. GASKILL

    Welcome to Reflections, a series of biographies featuring OSC Emeritus faculty, written by Tammy Orr. This month, we highlight Jack D. Gaskill. As Associate Director for Academic Affairs (now, Academic Programs) for 20 years, Jack also served as Editor for SPIE’s research journal, Optical Engineering, from 1995 to 1990. Coinciding with the writing of this bio, SPIE has created a collection of Jack’s editorials to be featured on their Digital Library.

    GET READY FOR THE INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES MEETING, FEB 22 - 23

    The OSC Industrial Affiliates Meeting is right around the corner. Don't miss out on the opportunity to hear from our list of Industry Affiliate Partners and learn more about research ongoing in the college. The event will take place on Zoom over two days, Feb. 22 and 23, and includes the exciting Corporate Showcase, an opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with potential future employers. See the full agenda. Download a PDF copy. Find more updates and details on attending on our website. All Zoom links to attend the meeting may be found under the "Attend" tab, you will receive the password when you register.

    SOCK COMMUNITY SPEAKERS HOSTS INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES CORPORATE SHOWCASE PREP, FEB. 12

    SOCk Community Speakers is hosting an informal discussion about the Industrial Affiliates meeting and showcase on February 12 at 12 p.m. Students helping students to get prepared for the best internship & job fair—Corporate Showcase. Join the conversation at noon Friday. Read more by clicking the article title to see what types of questions you might be asked!

    STUDENTS, SUBMIT YOUR RESUME TODAY

    Don't miss out on the opportunity to have our Industrial Affiliate Members check out your résumé! Submit your résumé today!

    NEW SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN OPTICS (WIO)

    An exciting new scholarship opportunity is now available for application. The OSA Foundation (OSAF) seeks to support women demonstrating enthusiasm and passion for optics and photonics. This scholarship seeks to remove financial hurdles and barriers, allowing talented women to focus on their academic experience. To apply go to: https://apply.osa.org/

    DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINE APPROACHES

    OSC’s 2021-2022 academic year departmental scholarships are now available for application. The application deadline for all OSC scholarships is March 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. These scholarships are provided by OSC donors and are only for OSC students. The application process will take place online via Scholarship Universe, UArizona’s official scholarship management system. 

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    PRISM WEEK: WOMEN AND LGBTQ
    Feb. 11, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Zoom

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: PRINEHA NARANG
    Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Zoom

    PRISM WEEK: INCLUSION CELEBRATION
    Feb. 12, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Zoom

    SOCK COMMUNITY SPEAKERS: INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATE PREP
    Feb. 12, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Zoom

    POW PRESENTATION: CODE V CAFE
    Feb. 12, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Zoom

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: MICHEL DIGONNET
    Feb. 18, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Zoom

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: CANCELED - READING DAY
    Feb. 25, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Zoom

    POW PRESENTATION: INTRODUCTION TO OPTICSBUILDER
    Feb. 26, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Zoom

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ
    March 4, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Zoom

    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    DAE WOOK KIM SELECTED AS 2021 SPIE FELLOW

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dae Wook Kim on his recent selection as a 2021 SPIE Senior Fellow. 

    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    ANOTHER WAVELENGTH: CHARLES CONDOS

    This week in Another Wavelength, we chat with 1st year Ph.D. Student Charles Condos, currently mentored by Dalziel Wilson.

    WOMEN IN STEM: LAUNCHING YOUR CAREER SYMPOSIUM, FEB. 12-13

    Join women in STEM and allies from across the University of Arizona and the community to develop the skills and knowledge needed to successfully launch your career. Find more information and register here.

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU) OPPORTUNITIES ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW

    Have you heard of Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities funded by the National Science Foundation? Many of these undergraduate research opportunities occur over the summer and take you to other universities to participate in a unique project while receiving a stipend. Many are available on the NSF website. Search by topic! For example, check out this exciting virtual summer opportunity at MIT and apply here.

    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES UPDATES

    VIAVI RELOCATES, PLANS MANUFACTURING CAPACITY EXPANSION IN ARIZONA

    OSC Industrial Affiliates Partner, Viavi, announced that its Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) segment plans to establish a new manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona to support growing demand for its technologies. VIAVI also plans to transition its headquarters to the new facility, which is anticipated to house at least 100 employees by 2022. Read the full press release.

    ROBERT EDMUND APPOINTED SPIE FELLOW

    With over 50 years of leadership experience in the optics industry, Robert Edmund, CEO, Edmund Optics (an OSC Industrial Affiliates partner), has been appointed SPIE Fellow. Read the full press release. See the list of new SPIE Fellows.

    SUPERLATIVE STAFF

    REMEMBERING GAIL VARIN

    It is with a heavy heart that OSC shares the loss of Gail Varin who passed January 6, 2021 at 70 years of age. Many in Optical Sciences benefited from her guidance as their graduate student advisor and from her friendship as a coworker and guide. Find fond memories shared by staff and faculty by clicking the title. Share your own by emailing Amee Hennig.

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


    Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!