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.
This class represents the top 10 female and top 10 male graduating seniors, commemorating the university's official mascot change in 1910.
The Arkansas Humanities Center will support research in the humanities and be led by Tricia Starks, Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis and a new steering committee.
Artist and professor Sama Alshaibi of the University of Arizona will lecture on "Sama Alshaibi: Body as Site" at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Gearhart Hall Room 26.
Students can get their free tickets and non-students can purchase tickets for $13 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 19-20, outside the Arkansas Union Food Court.
David Sweere will present a lecture titled "An Emotional Reconstructive Architecture" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, Room 250, of Vol Walker Hall.