May 27 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 2021

    Congratulations Wyant College Class of 2021! Enjoy these pictures captured by the college during the commencement.

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    WATTS UP UPCOMING & SUMMER SCHEDULE
    June 10 | July 8 | August 5 | August 26

      CONGRATULATIONS, 2021 YEARS OF SERVICE AWARDS

      Congratulations to our amazing staff and faculty celebrating anniversaries with the University of Arizona!

        TECH LAUNCH ARIZONA, 300 INVENTIONS BY JUNE 30

        TLA is working to collect 300 inventions (total for FY2021) by June 30 of this year. Inventors from the Wyant College had 43 successful inventions in 2020. Can OSC inventors surpass that in 2021? A great way to get started is by signing up for a conversation!

          EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

          A number of exciting opportunities are now available for OSC students. Ranging from an undergraduate scholarship opportunity from OSC Industrial Affiliate member, II-VI to a student job opportunity with Tech Launch Arizona. There are even opportunities for design competitions and exciting paid, educational outreach opportunities. Check them out!

            UPCOMING EVENTS

            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

            OSC SPECIAL PRESENTATION: OPTICAL PROBES OF METAL HALIDE PEROVSKITES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC APPLICATIONS BY PROF LAURA HERZ
            June 1, 8:30 a.m., Zoom

            MEDIA MENTIONS

            FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

            UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER HONORARY DOCTOR OF SCIENCE BESTOWED ON JIM WYANT

            Wyant College founding dean, Jim Wyant, was recently recognized for outstanding contributions as a leader, educator, and humanitarian by the University of Rochester when the university named him an Honorary Doctor of Science of 2021. Read the official announcement. 

            CONTRACTS & GRANTS

            DEVELOPING THERMAL POLARIMETRIC CALIBRATION PROCEDURES FOR A CLOUD IMAGING DEMONSTRATION
            Principal Investigator: Meredith K. Kupinski

            3D LIDAR SYSTEM WITH A LASER SCANNING METHOD USING DMD AND OTHER SPATIAL PHASE MODULATORS
            Principal Investigator: Yuzuru Takashima

            STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

            OSC SPRING 2021 VALEDICTORIANS

            The Wyant College would like to congratulate all the graduates of Spring 2021! We'd also like to recognize the hard work and achievements of this year's Wyant College Valedictorians. Congratulations, and well done!

            OSC Undergraduate Student Valedictorians
            Christopher "Christer" D. Everly | Natalie K. Schultz | Michael E. Snow

            OSC Graduate Student Valedictorians
            Ryker Eads | Travis W. Sawyer | Randy Phillip Scott

            2021 OUTSTANDING STUDENTS

            Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Outstanding Students of the Year--Dominique "Nikki" Galvez (Outstanding Senior); Ravn Jenkins, Khawlah Al Yahyaei, Jingwei Zhao, and Shelbi Jenkins (Outstanding TAs); Sawyer Miller (Outstanding Graduate Student); Brandon Hellman (2021 Jack Jewell Endowed Research Award for Extreme Optics); and Alyssa Baller (OSE Wildcat Award).

            KIRA HART SHANKS RECIPIENT OF THE 2021 SPIE OPTICS AND PHOTONICS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

            Congratulations to OSC Ph.D. student, Kira Hart Shanks, recipient of the 2021 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship. Read the SPIE press release.

            SUPERLATIVE STAFF

            WELCOME, HEATHER & BRANDI

            A big welcome to two new administrative associates members at the Wyant College, Heather Liber and Brandi Klein-Filling

            EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

            Industrial Affiliate Opportunity

            Non-Industrial Affiliates Opportunities


            Find these and more employment opportunities on our website!