Optical Sciences Winter School 2023

The Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona is proud to once again host the annual Optical Sciences Winter School & Workshop January 4-7 2023. This year we are excited to be back to a live in-person event! Optical Science and Engineering are areas of growing importance that are too often missing from traditional undergraduate science and engineering curricula. Often, aspects of optics & photonics are picked up as side topics in undergraduate and graduate courses along the way to obtaining more traditional STEM degrees. The 2023 Optical Sciences Winter School will bring together a select group of undergraduate students for an overview of foundational topics in optics and their relation to current research. The subsequent 2023 Optical Sciences Winter Workshop will provide a forum for faculty, alumni, and invited guests to share results, approaches and methodologies in optics and photonics research and education that are unique to the undergraduate setting.


  • The 2023 Winter School and Workshop is scheduled for January 4-7, 2023. 
  • Student poster session Jan. 5th with prizes! 
  • Keynote speakers including Nobel laureate Donna Strickland and PI for the NIRCam on the James Webb Space Telescope Dr. Marcia Rieke!