Wednesday, February 24, 2016


See the attached flyer for more information on this program:

Our program provides significant academic support services to first generation, low-income, or students with disabilities. We are currently recruiting for 2016-2017 with a deadline of March 15. Would you be able to share the attached flyer with your Optics and Photonics undergraduates or with individual students who you think could benefit from the additional academic support? We offer one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, course selection assistance, help applying for financial aid and scholarships, and graduate and professional school preparation opportunities.

We are hoping to strengthen our on-campus partnerships for recruitment as the ability of faculty and advisors in departments to identify students who could benefit from the support is much greater that our mass recruitment efforts. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to meet to talk about the program benefits and requirements in more detail. Also, if you have any opportunities to speak with students directly about the program I would be happy to do that as well.

Thank you,

Amy Bickel
Assistant Director
University of Central Florida
Howard Phillips Hall, Suite 208
Orlando, Florida 32816-1920
P: 407-823-3287

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Undergrad Research in CREOL

Dr. K. Richardson’s Glass Processing and Characterization Lab is looking to hire an undergraduate researcher to mainly do refractive index measurements with a prism coupler. Applicants must be a US national and have a min cumulative GPA of 3.0. It is preferred that one has taken an optics lab course or has had prior experience in an optics lab. Please email Laura Sisken if you are interested or would like further information at by March 4th.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (SURF) invites UCF students from all disciplines to participate in independent research and creative projects with UCF faculty members during the summer. Three program tracks areavailable: Emerging Fellows, Fieldwork Fellows, and Publishing Fellows. Applications are due March 18thand more information is at

Broadening your research experience
Engaging in professional development
Receiving a $1000 fellowship

Research proposal
Resume and cover letter
Faculty mentor support

(for more information and application tips)
FEBRUARY 29: 1:30-2:30PM (SU 221)
MARCH 2: 1:00-2:00PM (SU 221)​

Monday, February 22, 2016