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The American Center for Optics Manufacturing (AmeriCOM) has been selected for a five-year, $34 million grant from the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Office of Industrial Policy program to launch a nationwide public-private Defense Precision Optics Consortium partnership, which is also known as the Defense Precision Optics Workforce Development and Technology Ecosystem Project. The partnership will...
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The Rochester Museum & Science Center is hosting a virtual Changemakers Speaker Series. The Changemakers Exhibit at the museum shares stories of women who have changed the world! This series features a number of incredible Rochester women through virtual exhibitions. The featured Changemaker for their May 13th event is someone who has greatly impacted the...
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Optical Systems Technology Training Skilled optical technicians work with engineers and scientists to manufacture many products vital to modern life, like cameras, consumer electronics, sensors & solar panels to name just a few. That’s why demand for optics professionals is so high. Yet there is a worldwide shortage. That’s where you come in. RIDE YOUR...
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June 17, 2020 Jeanne Lyse Mugeni and Kenneth Marshall lean over their work surface to study velocity gradients in an air stream directed across a metal surface.In summer 2019, optics student Jeanne Lyse Mugeni ’21 (left) worked alongside Kenneth Marshall, senior research engineer at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), to study velocity gradients in...
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High Tech companies support Optical Technical Program Posted Mar 2, 2020 at 2:00 AM By JAMIE LACOUTURE Over the last 40 years, when people heard the word “industry” or manufacturing,” what came to mind was textiles, automobiles, factories and long hours working on assembly lines. Similarly, trade-based jobs, such as plumber, electrician, mechanic and construction...
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Women in our culture have traditionally been recognized as mothers, educators, caregivers, and artists. We’ve seen strides toward greater recognition of women for their other contributions during the past 100 years since women’s suffrage  (the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920). In addition, society is beginning to understand the impact...
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Monroe Community College (MCC) , the nation’s leading two-year college providing optician training, located in the heart of the nation’s optics manufacturing industry, learned of the grant award on Monday evening. MCC, the nation’s only community college awarding associate degrees in precision optics, does not produce enough precision optics graduates to meet the annual demand....
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Be sure to join us! Tuesday, July 9th at Blades Bar & Grill (formerly Pomodoro), for a fun after-work learning and networking session on the patio. Our friends at Photonics Media are hosting. Tim Dupree of Photonics Media has been helping B2B companies brand themselves and grow sales for the past 20 years via his portfolio of inbound...
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Getting young people into the optics and photonics field is vital to the fast growing industry. On June 19th, Alexis Vogt, PhD, Endowed Chair & Associate Professor of Optics at Monroe Community College, worked with local Physics teachers on their high school optics and photonics recruitment and curriculum strategies. The day included a visit to the Laboratory...
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Marty’s Obit: penned by the man himself, of course. Also included is a two-part article that he wrote for the RRPC newsletter in 2009. Martin Dvorin left our world in his sleep Monday, March 11, 2019. Marty came into our world January 31, 1923 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, to Minnie and Irving Dvorin, and...
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