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Corning Incorporated’s Office of STEM is launching a new cycle of the Technician Pipeline Program (TPP) in Rochester!  This program includes a salary of $25,000/yr PLUS job placement during the program and a full 2 year scholarship that includes tuition, books, and fees to earn an Associate’s Degree (AAS) in Optical Systems Technology from Monroe...
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Tucked into the omnibus federal budget bill released Wednesday is the funding needed to keep the University of Rochester’s laser lab open and operating. The $75 million is an increase over the $68 million in federal funding awarded to the facility this year. New York’s Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand jointly announced the funding,...
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Chamber of Commerce president, Bob Duffy, Jim Sydor from Sydor Optics, and some East High Alumni toured two program at East High School (Rochester, NY). There are two program at East: East High School Precision Optics Manufacturing Opthalmology / Optometry Lab in the same building across the hall While they were touring, a visiting ophthalmologist...
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In 2001 we began running a series of ads in trades like Laser Focus World and Photonics Spectra promoting Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region as an international center for optics, photonics and imaging. These four OPI workers from the region were our models.  Do you recognize them?  Did you work with them?  Where are...
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We completely agree with @VisualDX CEO, Dr. Art Papier, when he says that there couldn’t be a better city in this country to do this kind of work. #ROC #OPI “This company is bringing together experts in medicine and experts in imaging and software development. It’s really, I think, what Rochester is about, is all...
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Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster Annual Meetings since 2012 Connecting the dots: 2012 Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster previews US Congress-commissioned Report “Optics & Photonics: Essential Technologies for Our Nation” at Annual Meeting, September 10, 2012.  Congresswoman Louise Slaughter is keynote speaker. “As the nation’s leading optics, photonics and imaging cluster, we are going to leverage this...
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Luminate, the largest Optics, Photonics and Imaging (OPI) start-up accelerator program in the nation hosted its first ever competition in Rochester this week, nearly twenty years after New York Photonics began its statewide advocacy mission for the industry.  It was a really good event, and this is only year one. OPI was recognized in 2014...
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A former US Navy medic with training as an optician, Logan Newman later graduated from college with a degree in biology and became a certified science teacher. In 2012, New York state awarded him a STEM grant to start developing the curriculum for East High’s vision program. In 2014, he added his own New York...
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AWARDS PRESENTED AT 2017 ANNUAL MEETING, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 ROCHESTER, NY, September 12th. 2017 – The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster/New York Photonics today honored three leaders in education and business for their contributions to New York’s Optics and Photonics Industry. RRPC Executive Director Tom Battley joined past years’ award winners to present the awards in...
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