Friday, October 16, 2015

Lockheed Martin Undergraduate Research Opportunity

​See this announcement - they are still awaiting final funding approvals from Lockheed, but they want to get started on recruiting should the funding come through.  This is a great opportunity!  Undergraduates who participate will be evaluated by Lockheed Martin for potential job postions in photonics.   

Call for CREOL Undergraduate Researchers

A research project entitled “Evaluation of the optical and mechanical properties of chalcogenide fiber” is planned for the Spring 2016 semester at CREOL.  Lockheed Martin is funding a program led by Dr Kenneth L Schepler to evaluate the state of the art in chalcogenide fiber durability.  Chalcogenide glass fibers will be tested for their ability to transport high-power infrared laser beams.  We will measure beam transmission and beam quality as a function of input power in chalcogenide fibers made commercially and at CREOL.
Students interested in applying for up to two undergraduate research positions should meet the following requirements:
·         Successfully completed OSE 4520/OSE 4520L Laser Engineering by the end of Fall 2015 semester
·         UCF GPA of 3.0 or higher
·         Full-time student working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Photonic Science and Engineering
·         Provide CREOL faculty reference
Students will be expected to work 10 hours per week for 17 weeks beginning Spring 2016 semester.  Work will be overseen by CREOL faculty and graduate students.  Final briefings will be given by students to Lockheed Martin representatives interested in potential new hires.
Return all information by Nov. 30, 2015 to Mike McKee at

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Greeting CREOL Graduate Students!
On November 6, 2015, the University of Central Florida's College of Engineering and Computer Science Office of Diversity and Inclusion (CECS ODI), is planning to host AcadaTalks from 12:00pm - 1:30pm. The location is TBD.
AcadaTalks, similar to TED Talks, is a compilation of six sessions designed to showcase the top researchbeing conducted by graduate students, faculty and industry researchers in the science, engineering, computer science, information technology, optics, photonics, art, graphic design and humanities fields. It also provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to learn of research activities, volunteer and employment opportunities in the college.
The theme for this session will be:
Understanding the Innovation in Optics and Photonics
If you and/or your research team are interested in presenting at the upcoming AcadaTalks event, we ask that you register by clicking on the following link:

Registrations will be accepted through October 23, 2015.
Thank you!


LeeAnn Roberts, MPA
Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion
College of Engineering and Computer Science

University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
(407) 823-6607
(407) 823-3749- Fax

UCF Stands for Opportunity!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Job Postings from Career Services

Events, Jobs, and Resources for CECS and CREOL Students

Employer Highlight:


Thales is a leader in global and regional aerospace, security, and transportation, providing innovative strategies to their customers. Thales is currently seeking UCF students to participate in their Arduino Challenge. Students are invited to register and attend the challenge prep workshop at UCF on Wednesday, November 4, at 4:30pm.

Full-Time and Part-Time Jobs in KnightLink: 

KnightLink is a great tool for students and alumni to use when searching for full-time and part-time job opportunities. Please find a short list of opportunities below as well as a sample of current job listings. Log in to KnightLink and search by the corresponding Job ID# to review position details and to apply.

APT Research
Electrical Engineer: Job ID# 81473
Application Deadline: October 10, 2015

Bliss and Nyitray, Inc
Structural Engineer: Job ID# 81942
Application Deadline: December 5, 2015

Technical Sales Engineer – Graduate Training Program: Job ID# 80687
Application Deadline: November 30, 2015

Software Development Engineer: Job ID# 81853
Application Deadline: December 31, 2015

On-Campus Recruitment:

The Fall 2015 on-campus recruiting season is underway and students and alumni man now apply for on-campus interviews with employers using their KnightLink account. Over 75 companies are participating.

Information Sessions/Tech Talks: 
Stand out in the recruitment process by attending information sessions and tech talks hosted by employers through the semester. Employer representatives share valuable information about their organizations and discuss employment opportunities. Full details can be found inKnightLink
·         Central Intelligence Agency: October 19, 4:30-6pm, CSEL 121
·         Intel Info Table: October 21, 1-3pm, HEC Lobby
·         Intel Tech Talk (PhD Students): October 21, 3-5pm, CSEL 115
·         Intel Info Session: October 21, 5-7pm, CSEL 121
·         Texas Instruments Info Session: October 26, 5-7pm, CSEL 121
·         Peace Corps: October 27, 5:30-6:30pm, CSEL 115
·         Gartner, Inc.: November 3, 4:30-6:30, CSEL 115

Career Services Events & Programs:

Graduate & Professional Schools Fair:

Are you thinking about Grad School? Meet with representatives from over 80 Universities and Colleges from all over the United States to discuss their graduate school programs next week! All majors are encouraged to attend, as a variety of programs will be represented.

Job Shadowing Program: Are you looking to explore a career or industry, gain experience, and/or build you professional network? If so, register for the Winter Break Externship Program by Sunday, October 11. Job shadowing experiences are one to three days and will take place between December 16 and December 18 in a variety of locations.    

Workshops: Upcoming career-related workshops and events may be found at: Upcoming sessions include Job Search Strategies, Salary Negotiation, and Successful Interviewing.  

Additional Information:

IGNITE: The CECS Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting IGNITE, a social program created to support the academic, personal, professional and cultural development of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors. Food and drinks will be served. Please RSVP to reserve your seat.

Microsoft Codess Code Hunt Challenge: Write effective and elegant code, in real-time, in a competition with hundreds of other women student programmers around the country!  Compete, prep for interviews & Grace hopper, and last but not least, WIN PRIZES!

Booz | Allen | Hamilton: Booz Allen Hamilton is a top consulting firm and will host an information webinar for students on October 27 at 5:00pm. Their growth platforms have specific needs for strong technical skills and they are actively seeking students with strong computer science, systems engineering, and similar academic backgrounds. Registration for the webinar is required.

Jessie Carter
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
College of Engineering & Computer Science
College of Optics & Photonics
Career Services, University of Central Florida

Grant Opportunity

Accepting applications through October 30, 2015 for Spring. The UCF Undergraduate Research Grant encourages undergraduate students from all disciplines to participate in independent research and creative projects in collaboration with UCF faculty. Individual students can apply for grants up to $500 and groups up to $1000 to support their research project. For information on eligibility, please review the application. Questions? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at or 407-823-3125.
Contact Person:Tammy Brushwood
Phone:(407) 823-3125
Posted By:Tammy Brushwood​

Optical Neuroimaging Workshop

UCF Workshop:
Optical Neuroimaging with fNIRS (+EEG)
Presented by NIRx and University of Central Florida

Join us at the University of Central Florida for a workshop on functional optical neuroimaging using near-infrared spectroscopy. The workshop will include a demonstration and hands-on session for interacting with the technology given by a representative from NIRx Medical Technologies, a manufacturer of fNIRS systems based out of New York.

Register using the link to the right.

The workshop will take place Friday, October 23 from 9am - 5:30pm. Lunch will be provided.

See the full itinerary here.


4111 Pictor Lane
Psychology Bldg 99
Room 301Q
Orlando, FL 32816

For questions on the presentations, contact:

Thomas Johannsen
NIRx Medical Technologies
Tel: 424.264.0556

For questions on the location, contact:

Danielle Hutson
University of Central Florida
Tel: 407.823.4601

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

STUDENTS - win $500

Enabled by Optics 

Enter the OSA Enabled by Optics Contest

Share Your Story,
Explain the Impact,
And Win the Contest

Submission Deadline: 5 November 2015
You know the extraordinary impact optics technology has played in making technological advances and the critical role it plays in everyday life. This is your chance to explain how your technology has impacted our world.
Two Contest Tracks:
  1.) Companies
  2.) Students


 • Company Contest & Prize

 • Student Contest & Prize

 • View Previous Company Contest Winners - Lumentum (formerly JDSU CCOP), Trojan Technologies

 • Watch Past Winning Student Videos
Companies: Provide a creative narrative on how your technology has impacted Society.
What You Will Win: A lot of publicity including an OSA produced video featuring your company and the specific technology highlighted in your entry. Read more and view the video about last year’s winner.
Students: Record a short video (informal videos accepted!) to show how optical technology makes a product (like a laptop) work.
What You Will Win: Fame and Fortune! Read more.
Deadline: 5 November 2015


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Friday, September 4, 2015

Photonics Lecture Series

Overview of the seminars:

In order that new graduate and undergraduate students may become familiar with the research program going on in CREOL, and also to learn about any opportunities for students to becoming involved in research, we are introducing a seminar series, “Introduction to Research at CREOL” in which UCF’s Optics faculty will give brief (25 minute) talks about research in their groups.

As a reminder…While these talks are primarily aimed at students who are looking for a research group, all students are strongly encouraged to attend. Also, first year graduate students on a CREOL graduate fellowship are required to attend. The schedule for the upcoming seminars is as follows:

Tuesday, September 8 (12-1pm): Kyle Renshaw & Yajie Dong (Please note this seminar will be in 102)
Friday, September 11 (12-1pm): Peter Delfyett & Rodrigo Amezcua
Tuesday, September 15 (12-1pm): David Hagan & Other Faculty To Be Announced
Friday, September 18 (1-2pm): Romain Gaume & Axel Sch├╝lzgen
Tuesday, September 22 (12-1pm): Sean (Shuo) Pang & Sasan Fathpour
Friday, September 25 (12-1pm): Lawrence Shah & Zenghu Chang

All seminars will be in Room 103 from 12-1, except for the 9/8 talk that will be in 102 and on 9/18 will be at 1pm in 103.​

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Career Resources at UCF

Connect Students with Career-Related Resources, Services, and Events

·       Fall Career Expo: Students have the opportunity to network with more than 200 employers recruiting for internship, career, and employment opportunities. This year’s Career Expo will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 10:00am to 3:00pm, in the CFE arena. Employers attending include Amazon, Deloitte, Harris Corporation, Leidos Engineering, Lockheed Martin Corporation, NextEra Energy, Inc., Symantec, and Texas Instruments.  

·       Employment Bootcamp: Students have the opportunity to prepare for the Fall Career Expo and on-campus recruiting season by attending Employment Bootcamp on Wednesday, September 16, 12:00pm to 3:00pm in the Pegasus Ballroom. Employers will be providing resume critiques and helping students create and practice their elevator pitch.

·        Practice Interview Program: Students are able to hone their interview skills through completing a 30-minute practice interview with an employer. Employers include Black & Veatch, PepsiCo, TravelClick, Inc., and the U.S. Navy. The program is on Tuesday, September 15, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, in CSEL. RSVP required.

·        Job Shadowing Program: The award-winning Externship Program provides students with the opportunity to job shadow over semester breaks. Students interested in participating in the Fall Program (December 16-18) should register by Sunday, October 11.   

·       Employer Lunch and Learns: Students are invited to enjoy a free lunch and learn about a relevant career or professional development topic through this employer-led lunch and learn program. RSVP required.   

·         On-campus recruiting (OCR): The Fall 2015 on-campus recruiting season begins on Wednesday, September 30. Students and alumni are able to apply for on-campus interviews with employers using their KnightLink account.

·         Career Services Workshops: Students are invited to participate in career development workshops presented by Career Services staff throughout the fall semester. The full schedule is located at

·         Employer Information Sessions: Career Services hosts a number of employer information sessions during the academic year. Event details are listed in KnightLink and can also be found at

Support Ongoing Career-Related Initiatives

·        Employer Engagement: I am available to work with employers who contact you and are interested in recruiting UCF students. I can help employers post jobs, set up information sessions, conduct on-campus interviews, register for career fairs, plan student site visits, etc. Please feel free to refer employers directly to me and/or provide them with this menu of recruiting events/services options at UCF.  

·        Presentations: From 10-minute presentations about Career Services to 50-minute presentations on topics such as resume writing and interviewing, I am available to deliver a variety of presentations to classes. Here is an extensive list of topicsIf desired, I can also invite employers.

·        First Destination Data: This survey assesses the employment and career related outcomes of UCF graduates. The results are available to all faculty and staff via the OEAS Knowledgebase. You may view outcomes for the university, the college, and programs as well as compare your college/program to the aggregate information of other colleges/programs. To receive access to the database, please email

I am eager to explore ways that I can collaborate with your Department in connecting your students with employers and in serving your students’ career development needs.
Please feel free to contact me with questions and I look forward to working with you this academic year.


Jessie Carter
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
College of Engineering & Computer Science
College of Optics & Photonics
Career Services, University of Central Florida

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Photonics Lecture Series

In order that new graduate and undergraduate students may become familiar with the research program going on in CREOL, and also to learn about any opportunities for students to becoming involved in research, we are introducing a seminar series, “Introduction to Research at CREOL” in which UCF’s Optics faculty will give brief (25 minute) talks about research in their groups.

While primarily aimed at students who are looking for a research group, all students are strongly encouraged to attend.  Also first year grad students on a CREOL graduate fellowship are required to attend.

The seminars will take place every Tuesday and Friday lunchtime for the first few weeks of the fall semester, beginning Friday, August 28 at noon. 

The schedule for the first two seminars is as follows:
Friday, August 28, noon – 1 PM:
Aristide Dogariu - Photonics Diagnostic of Random Media
Eric Van Stryland – Nonlinear Optical Materials Characterization

Tuesday, September 1, noon – 1PM:
Pieter Kik - Nanophotonics and Near-field Optics
S.T. Wu – Liquid Crystal Displays

Subsequent talks in the series will be announced soon.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Undergraduate Research Award

Hi Students – if you have conducted undergraduate research apply for this!

Aug 11, 2015 to Sep 11, 2015
Audience: Students
Keywords: DURA, OUR
The Student Undergraduate Research Council (SURC) is pleased to announce the Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher Award. This award recognizes outstanding academic research by undergraduates at the University of Central Florida. Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher Award recipients will receive:
·         A certificate, an OUR padfolio, and a small scholarship (contingent upon funding) to recognize their efforts
·         Recognition on the Office of Undergraduate Research website
·         Acknowledgment of their award in the monthly OUR electronic newsletter
·         Recognition at the 2015 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence

Applicants must be a current UCF undergraduate student and involved with research for at least one complete semester and have at least a 2.5 GPA. Students can apply for this award by completing the application form at with mentor endorsement and submitting a 1-2 page resume/CV. Applications are due September 11, 2015.

Contact person: Tammy Brushwood
Phone: 407-823-3125
Posted By: Tammy Brushwood

Monday, June 1, 2015

Job Opening

Looking for optical engineers:

Dan Musinski
Division Vice President, Instruments
AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies
(860) 704-3978
(860) 395-7712
(860) 347-8372