University of Arkansas Students Honored at SPIE Conference
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Five students from the University of Arkansas were honored at the annual Optics Plus Photonics conference, one of the two largest meetings organized by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
Stephen Bauman, Jonathan Mishler and Avery Hill received Newport Research Excellence Travel Awards, which enabled them to present their research at the conference, held Aug. 17-21 in San Diego.
Bauman is entering his second year in the U of A’s microelectronics-photonics graduate program and Mishler is a senior honors student with a double major in physics and mathematical sciences. Their research adviser is Joseph Herzog, visiting assistant professor of physics. Hill is a junior honors student with a double major in physics and mechanical engineering. His research co-advisers are Herzog and Paul Millett, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering.
Jeremy Dunklin, a graduate student in chemical engineering, and Gregory Forcherio, a graduate student in microelectronics-photonics, received 2014 SPIE travel scholarships. Their research adviser is D. Keith Roper, associate professor chemical engineering and holder of the Charles W. Oxford Endowed Professorship in Emerging Technologies.
The five students have established a University of Arkansas student chapter of SPIE and plan to hold their first meeting this fall.
SPIE, founded in 1955 as the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers, is an international professional society that advances emerging light-based technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, career development, and advocacy.
The U of A will bring home a national award again this year from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, and eight U of A staff members will showcase their expertise in presentations.
The Movement student showcase will be performed in the Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, with shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Get tickets now.
Mostafa Mahmoudi, a doctoral student in chemistry, placed first; Christina Barnes, a doctoral student psychology, placed second; and Kindler Norman, a doctoral student in physics, won the People Choice Award.
Lindsey Aloia, associate dean for international education and associate professor of communication, has been awarded the 2023 Gerald R. Miller Book Award from The National Communication Association.
Applications for spring 2024 scholarships may be submitted via the application link on the Staff Senate Scholarships website. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. this Friday.