May 13 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    IN MEMORIAM: H. ANGUS MACLEOD

    It is with great sadness that we report the passing of H. Angus Macleod, Emeritus Professor of Optical Sciences, on April 29, 2021 at the age of 87.

      WYANT COLLEGE IN-PERSON COMMENCEMENT 2021

      The Wyant College commencement ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. tomorrow, May 14 in the Arizona Stadium in partnership with the College of Engineering. Attend virtually from anywhere!

        MARK YOUR CALENDAR,
        INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIGHT 2021, MAY 16

        Join us May 16 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to celebrate light and how optics and photonics make our lives better every day! Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium and Optics Valley are hosting the live-streamed celebration. Register here!

          SPIE CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIGHT

          Celebrate the International Day of Light with SPIE through a variety of fun activities. Find more ways you can participate.

          • Submit a photo to the 2021 SPIE IDL Photo Contest
          • Try an activity created by our SPIE Student Chapters for the Optics Outreach Games
          • Show your enthusiasm for IDL by updating your social media and virtual meetings with beautiful images that celebrate light

          OSA CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIGHT

          Sign the pledge with OSA and thousands of others in support of solutions provided by science and technology.

          ZEISS CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIGHT

          This year marks the first time ZEISS is celebrating the International Day of Light. Zahra Nafar, Senior Systems Engineer at ZEISS Medical Technology in Dublin, CA, has organized a series of free virtual talks that showcase ZEISS technologies and are oriented along the spectrum of light.  

          OPTICAL SCIENCES LICENSING MANAGER SOUGHT

          Tech Launch Arizona, the office that commercializes inventions stemming from UA innovation, is searching for a Senior Licensing Manager for the College of Optical Sciences. If have the experience and are interested in working with faculty, staff and students to maximize the impact of inventions and discoveries coming out of the renowned work taking place across the college, this is an excellent opportunity.

          UPCOMING EVENTS

          FINAL EXAMINATIONS
          May 13

          WEIBO CHENG PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE "DAMAGE IN TRANSPARENT MATERIALS BY ULTRASHORT LASER PULSE"
          May 13, 9:00 a.m., Zoom

          STEPHANIE JOY AROUH PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE "NOVEL MATERIALS AND PROCESSES FOR FABRICATION OF INTEGRATED PHOTONIC AND OPTO-ELECTRONIC DEVICES"
          May 13, 2:00 p.m., Zoom

          TLA CLAIM YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE: "BUILDING A TEAM: NO WOMAN IS AN ISLAND"
          May 13, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Zoom

          DAVID VEGA PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE "COREGISTERED MULTIMODAL ENDOSCOPE FOR EARLY OVARIAN CANCER DETECTION"
          May 14, 10:00 a.m., Zoom

          UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT
          May 14, 7:00 p.m., Arizona Stadium

          INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIGHT 2021
          May 16, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Online Event

          SUMMER 2021 PRE-SESSION CLASSES BEGIN
          May 17

          TLA CLAIM YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE: "CUSTOMER DISCOVERY: WHO WILL PAY FOR YOUR INVENTION?"
          May 20, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Zoom

          TLA PRESENTATION: "SUPPORTING INVENTIONS FROM BENCH TO STARTUP"
          May 24, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Zoom

          TLA CLAIM YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE: "BEYOND GRANTS: UNDERSTANDING THE FUNDING LIFECYCLE"
          May 27, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Zoom

          MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
          May 31

          MEDIA MENTIONS

          FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

          PIERRE-ALEXANDRE BLANCHE SELECTED AS 2021 OPTIMAX RESEARCH GRANT WINNER

          Congratulations to Research Professor Pierre-Alexandre Blanche on his selection as the 2021 Optimax Research Grant Winner. 

          THREE PROFESSORS A YEAR LATER

          Three of OSC's newest professors share a little more about themselves, their research, and their first year at the Wyant College.

          SEARCHING FOR THE MUSIC OF DARK MATTER

          Wyant College Assistant Professor Dalziel Wilson proposes repurposing existing tabletop technology in labs around the world to search for dark matter. Read the article featured by UANews.

          CONTRACTS & GRANTS

          LOW-COST, HANDHELD LIGHT SHEET MICROSCOPE FOR GUIDING ANAL CANCER DIAGNOSIS
          Principal Investigator: Dongkyun "DK" Kang

          DEMONSTRATION OF A NEW PARADIGM FOR FASTER, CHEAPER AND LIGHTER LARGE APERTURES
          Principal Investigator: Michael Hart & J. Roger P. Angel

          STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

          WINNERS OF THE OSA FOUNDATION WOMEN IN OPTICS SCHOLARSHIP

          Thanks to the generous contributions of Janet Fender (OSC PhD ’81 and OSA President ‘97) and John Otten III and  James Wyant (OSC Founding Dean and 2010 OSA President), and Tammy Orr, two women were selected to receive the scholarship this year. Congratulations Madeline Bergay and Sarina Grijalva!

          FIRST OSE WILDCAT AWARD

          Congratulations are in order for Alyssa Baller on being the first recipient of the OSE Wildcat Award! Congratulations, Alyssa!

          2021 ENGINEERING DESIGN DAY SUCCESS

          A year of long and intense work was put in by all participating undergraduate, senior students resulting in an astounding 99 projects. Out of twenty-nine total awards ten Wyant College students and Dr. Mike Nofziger's mentored team took home nine awards. Congratulations!

          END OF THE YEAR CELEBRATIONS & RECOGNITIONS

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