Feb. 27 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Join Us for the National Academy of Engineering Meeting

    Please join us at the National Academy of Engineering Regional Meeting, April 1 from 1 - 5 p.m., hosted by the Wyant College of Optical Sciences. The topic of the NAE Symposium is Innovation in High Contrast, High Resolution Imaging Technologies. To attend please register online. Learn more about the event here.

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    Work at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences

    The Wyant College of Optical Sciences has launched its faculty searches for several Endowed Chair positions that have been funded by generous donors.  Learn more about the open positions and apply!

    Submit a Paper to the Shack Memorial Session at SPIE

    SPIE is seeking submissions to the SPIE Optics + Photonics session Roland V. Shack Memorial Session: A Celebration of One of the Great Teachers of Optical Aberration TheorySubmit an abstract on SPIE's website. Abstracts are being accepted until March 9. 

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    Submit a Paper to the Wyant Tribute at SPIE

    As a recognition and celebration of Professor Emeritus Jim Wyant’s many technical and academic contributions to the field of optics, including to the science and engineering of optical metrology, Professors Virendra Mahajan and Dae Wook Kim are organizing a very special event. “A Tribute to James C. Wyant: The Extraordinaire of Optical Metrology and Optics Education” will be held in conjunction with the SPIE Optics + Photonics conference in San Diego this August 2020. Abstracts are being accepted until March 9. 

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    NCU Student Exchange Program and Scholarship 2020

    The Department of Optics and Photonics (DOP), National Central University in Taiwan invites scholarship applications for incoming exchange students for Summer research (2-month internship starting in May or June). The awards will be US$2,500 per person. The application deadline is April 15.

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    Upcoming Events

    OSC Colloquium: CANCELED

    Feb. 27

    Student Workshop: Imposter Syndrome, Dr. Laura Hunter

    Feb. 28, 12 p.m., Meinel 410

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    Optics Dog Day

    Feb. 28, 4 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Courtyard

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    OSC Colloquium: TBD

    Mar. 5, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    POW Workshop: Introduction to Tolerancing with Zemax OpticStudio

    Mar. 6, 2 - 4 p.m., TBD

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    Spring Recess

    Mar. 9 - 13

    OSC Colloquium: Canceled - Spring Break 

    Mar. 12

    Festival of Books 2020

    Mar. 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Meinel Building

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    OSC Colloquium: Dr. Nan Yu 

    Mar. 19, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Laser Fun Day 2020

    Mar. 21, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Meinel Building

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    Media Mentions

    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Welcome, Leonardo DRS

    The Wyant College of Optical Sciences welcomes Leonardo DRS as the newest Leadership Partner with the Industrial Affiliates Program.

    OptoSigma Joins Industrial Affiliates

    OptoSigma joins the Wyant College of Industrial Affiliates as an Associate Partner. Welcome!

    Spring 2020 Industrial Affiliates Workshop Photos

    The OSC community and Industrial Affiliates once again gathered in Tucson for the Industrial Affiliates Showcase, Career Fair and Workshop. View the event photos here.

    Watts Happening

    10 Years of Laser Fun Day

    The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences will hold its tenth annual Laser Fun Day as SOCk, the official undergraduate and graduate student optics organization, brings the science of optics alive for all ages. The educational extravaganza takes place on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Meinel Building, 1630 E. University Blvd. on the UA campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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    Shack Celebration of Life Event

    The Wyant College of Optical Sciences hosted the Celebration of Life remembering Roland Shack, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Meinel Building 8th Floor (corner of Cherry & University). View photos from the event.

    Prism Week

    Prism Week was an astounding success! SOCk and WiO collaborated to bring a celebration of diversity and inclusion to the college coinciding with International Women and Girls in Science Day. The celebration took place February 10-14. Check out photos from the events of the week.

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