May 5 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    WYANT COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT | MAY 12

    The Wyant College cordially invites students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the college to join us in the Student Union Memorial, South Ballroom, for the 2022 Spring Commencement Ceremony.

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    NEW COURSE: AUGMENTED REALITY DISPLAY WAVEGUIDE DESIGN

    A new course is being offered at the Wyant College on Augmented Reality Display Waveguide Design. OPTI 574: Physical Optics Modeling will be taught by Eric Fest (ecfest@arizona.edu) from Meta Platforms Reality Labs and Wyant College Professor Jim Schwiegerling (jschwieg@u.arizona.edu). The course will be offered live online on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. in the Fall 2022 semester. Course Flyer.

    INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIGHT CELEBRATION | MAY 15

    Optics Valley invites families, K-12 students, and STEM teachers to two free science programs celebrating International Day of Light on May 15, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Flandrau Planetarium. Both programs are free for general audiences and first come, first seated. Official Flyer.

    WATTS UP SUMMER SCHEDULE

    Over the summer Watts Up will transition to a monthly schedule until the fall semester. Reach out to Amee Hennig with any questions or requests.

    May 19 | June 16  | July 14 | August 11 | August 25

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    READING DAY
    May 5, 2022

    JOURNAL CLUB MEETING
    May 6, 2022, 4:00 p.m., Meinel 307

    WYANT COLLEGE SPRING COMMENCEMENT
    May 12, 2:00 p.m., SUMC South Ballroom

    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    JUDY SU AND EUAN MCLEOD WELCOME SECOND CHILD

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Judy Su and Associate Professor Euan McLeod as they welcome their second child to the world! A healthy baby boy was born May 3rd, 2022 at 7 lbs, 5 oz, and 19 in long. The Wyant College is thrilled to hear about Lloyd Su McLeod and congratulates the happy parents and his big sister Avaryn.

    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    2022 OUTSTANDING STUDENTS

    Each spring, the Wyant College of Optical Sciences recognizes incredible students, as nominated by professors and peers and selected by a faculty and staff committee. We would like to congratulate Sebastian Valencia (Outstanding Senior), Laura Sawyer (Outstanding Graduate TA), Khalid Omer (Outstanding Graduate Student) and Gregory Taylor (Wildcat Award) as the 2021-2022 Outstanding Students of the Year. Photos from the End of Year Student Celebration.

    ENGINEERING DESIGN DAY 2022 - OPTICS FEATURE

    The biggest event of an undergraduate engineering student's life was back in-person this week! Engineering Design Day took place at the University of Arizona Student Union Ballroom on May 3rd. Fifteen teams included one or more Wyant College of Optical Sciences B.S. students and five of those teams took home one or more prizes! Congratulations to all our senior design students on a job well-done and the exciting futures that lay ahead of you. Read the official press release. Find a photo album from the day here.

    '22 - '23 SCHOOL YEAR SOCK AND WIO LEADERS

    Congratulations to all the elected SOCk and WiO leaders for the 2022 - 2023 school year! 

    WiO Election Results

    SOCk Election Results

    President: Clarissa DeLeon 

    Vice President: Jaclyn John 

    Treasurer: Madeline Bergay

    Outreach Chairs: Alex Carter and Justina Bonaventura 

    Graphic Designer: Nikki Galvez

    Webmaster: Natzem Lima

    President: Sebastian Magri

    Vice-President: Logan Pawlowski

    Treasurer: Madeline Bergay

    SUPERLATIVE STAFF

    WELCOME TO OSC, CHANNEL

    The Wyant College is happy to welcome Channel Lemon, OSC's Senior Events Coordinator. With over 15 years of event experience, the Wyant College is excited to learn from her and enjoy the many events she oversees. Channel looks forward to supporting and getting to know the students, faculty, and staff in the college. Find her in Meinel 406A or email her a welcome

    SUPERLATIVE STAFF: FEBRUARY SPOT AWARD & 1ST QUARTER PEER TO PEER AWARD

    Congratulations to OSC's latest Staff Recognition Award winners! Linda Schadler was nominated by Val Temyanko for the 1st Quarter Peer-to-Peer award and Hillary Mathis was selected for the February 2022 SPOT award after being nominated by John Koshel. 

    WATTS HAPPENING

    LASER FUN DAY 2022

    Laser Fun Day 2022 returned in full force to the University of Arizona campus, in-person, and thriving! Many children, parents, friends, and family came out to see the exciting optical sciences demonstrations prepared and presented by Wyant College students from SOCk (the Student Optics Chapter). Photos provided by Wyant College student Trenton Brendel and College of Engineering student, Hasina Shir.

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