James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences

The James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences is lighting the future

The James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences is the world’s premier optical institute, educating more students in the field than any other institution in the country. Working closely with dozens of industry partners, we give students a broad educational foundation in all aspects of the science and application of light. Our interdisciplinary research program touches virtually every field of science and industry, reaching across boundaries, continents, and cultures to make lives better.

With your gift, you can help students pursue solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. This includes advancements in the fields of medicine, sciences, national security, communications, entertainment and more. Your gifts also help us fill a national need for highly trained optical scientists and give our students opportunities to become sought-after professors, engineers and entrepreneurs.

“Private support is a major reason we have stood at the forefront of this field since 1964. Please continue investing in current and future generations of optical scientists and engineers, who will introduce to us all new and exciting technologies.”

— Dean Thomas L. Koch

The Dean's Fund for Excellence provides the college with greater opportunity to advance the learning experiences of students. Your gift to this unrestricted fund directly aids academic programing, student scholarships, graduate student teaching and research assistant fellowships, teaching lab upgrades and much more.

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Dean's Fund for Excellence

Your gift to this unrestricted fund directly aids academic programming, student scholarships, graduate student teaching and research assistant fellowships, teaching lab upgrades and much more.

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Your support of allows the College of Optical Sciences offer awards to bright and talented undergraduate and graduate students at the college. 

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