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Rochester Precision Optics has decided to relocate its Manchester, NH Plastic Optics Division to their recently expanded Rochester, NY facility. Moving the Plastic Optics Division into the main facility will allow the manufacturing group to fully access all of the engineering and manufacturing support services within our main facility (i.e. Accounting, Purchasing, Manufacturing Engineering, Material...
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Grant will fund cutting-edge research and development of hand-held eye scanner Rochester, NY Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) visited Rochester-based medical technology firm Lumetrics today to announce a $973,000 research and development grant from the National Institutes of Health – National Eye Institute. The NIH grant will fund development of a digital hand-held diagnostic ophthalmic instrument...
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The Rochester Regional Optics, Photonics and Imaging Accelerator The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster is one of the awardees in The Rochester Regional Optics, Photonics and Imaging Accelerator consortium. The three-year $1.7M grant from a group of five federal agencies will be used to accelerate the growth of small and medium-sized optics, photonics, and imaging companies...
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Highlights $14.6 million grant awarded to SUNY community colleges Rochester – U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today visited Monroe Community College’s Applied Technologies Center to celebrate and highlight a $14.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to a consortium of State University of New York community colleges. Secretary Solis was hosted by...
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Expert Panel Discusses What Will Drive Optics and Photonics Growth The RRPC brought together over 200 industry leaders to hear the findings from the recently released report, Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for our Nation. (Read more from the Innovation Trail). Get more about the report from SPIE here. While optics-related technologies make up 25%...
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James Sydor, President & CEO of Stefan Sydor Optics has made personal donation of $250,000 to Monroe Community College’s Optical Systems Technology program, the only program of its kind in the U.S.  Jim’s contribution is a 50%  match to the Corning Incorporated Foundation  grant of $500,000. Jim  has been involved with the program going back...
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In an effort initiated by the RRPC, Corning Incorporated Foundation is collaborating with MCC to help build educational opportunities in optics technologies for area students – and, at the same time, provide a pipeline of skilled workers for optics companies. Over the next five years, Corning Incorporated Foundation will provide a $500,000 grant to MCC...
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Establishing The Pipeline For New Talent In 2006 it became clear to RRPC Members that the Monroe Community College Optics program, the only program of its kind in the nation, was in dire straights. With very few annual registrations and fewer graduates, the program was a clear target for elimination by the College. The RRPC,...
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