Welcome to the Women in Optics Webpage!

We have exciting plans for the 2015-2016 school year, so be sure to check Facebook (UAWiO) for event and meeting information (as the webpage undergoes much needed updates).
A few fun things to note: 
  • The board is planning a large Launching Your Career Event for Spring 2016 thanks to a grant from the Commission on the Status of Women.
  • The board is looking to start Monthly Lunch talks (Brown Bag Lunches, TED Talk viewing events, Paper Writing and Reviewing sessions, and so much more!)

A Little About us:
Women In Optics is a University of Arizona student club run by graduate and undergraduate students of the College of Optical Sciences (OpSci). We participate in outreach opportunities to raise awareness and teach optics to future scientists of all ages. We also serve as a forum for women in the optical sciences community to communicate and exchange ideas.

We encourage you to join us:
Join Our Listserve: JOIN WIO
Join Our Facebook Group: UA WiO

Optics for 8th Graders at Great Expectations Academy!

posted Oct 14, 2014, 10:29 AM by Women in Optics

Thank you to Ed, Hui Min, Roopa and Isela for going over to Great Expectations Academy this morning (10/14/2014) to show some optics demos! They left the UA early this morning to be in Sahuarita, AZ for the 8 am physics/science class. They discussed the different fields of study that are involved in optics, did a quick overview of reflection and refraction from what the students had already learned, and did a crash course on human vision and 3D imaging. The students were excited to see the 3D images and had fun posing for their own 3D Anaglyph Picture they will later use in the school year book!

We hope to have more people join us for our next outreach event.

Potluck Brunch

posted Sep 24, 2014, 4:04 PM by Women in Optics   [ updated Oct 2, 2014, 4:18 PM ]

Hello Everyone!

Come join WiO for some food and conversation at the WiO potluck brunch. (flier attached)
We ask that you please bring an item to share with us, WiO will provide cups, plates, breakfast drinks (OJ, milk).

Let us know if you will make it and what you can bring: Sign Up Sheet

Also, if you haven't yet, join us on out Facebook page UA WiO.

Sunset Hike and WiO on Facebook

posted Sep 22, 2014, 11:59 AM by Women in Optics   [ updated Sep 23, 2014, 10:02 AM ]

Hello WiO supporters!

Our Sunset Hike for the First Year Students was a success!! We had a very nice size group and got to mingle and watch the beautiful Arizona sunset. We are planning more events like this in the future and they will be open to all students!
Sunset Hikers - September 19th, 2014

WiO is on FACEBOOK!!! That's right. We have a group page, "UA WiO" be sure to join us on facebook for more event information, event photos, and you can leave us comments and suggestions!

Fall 2014

posted Sep 9, 2014, 11:49 AM by Women in Optics   [ updated Sep 23, 2014, 10:02 AM ]

Welcome to Fall 2014. WiO has a new set of officers and we are looking forward to getting everything rolling this semester.
  • First Meeting: September 16th - Come meet the officers and let us know what events you would like to see us do
  • Start of the semester evening hike: Friday September 19th, be on the lookout for an email about this event, or attend the meeting on the 16th.
  • Outreach with the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona: Curriculum and Schedule are being determined.
We look forward to seeing everyone this semester!

Pizza & Ice Cream Fall Social/Special Elections 2013

posted Oct 18, 2013, 2:36 PM by Women in Optics   [ updated Sep 23, 2014, 10:02 AM ]

Please join us for Women in Optics' Pizza & Ice Cream Fall Social/Special Elections.  

Where: Meinel Bldg. 8th floor, Rm 821
When: October 18th, 5pm

Come socialize, eat food, and be merry :)  Pizza, ice cream, and soda will be provided.  This event is open to the general public. A short presentation will be given on some of the exciting events (promoting STEM) planned for the year.

For those interested in running for the board, please stay 'til the end! We will also be holding special elections for these vacant positions, open to both graduates and undergraduates (see attached for job description):

- President
- Vice President
- Treasurer
- Social Chairs (2)
- Outreach coordinator
- Secretary/Webmaster

Please prepare a short blurb about yourself and why you'd like to run for that position.  Anyone participating in the social is allowed to vote. Winners will be announced that day. 

EYH was a success!

posted Feb 7, 2011, 2:18 PM by Goldie Gibbons   [ updated Sep 23, 2014, 10:02 AM by Women in Optics ]

WiO gave a workshop at Expanding Your Horizons on November5, 2011 and once again we did very well!  This is a great way to help show young high school girls in the Tucson community the joys that math and science can bring.

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