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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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Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY, is seeking a new optics professor to support its growing Optical Systems Technology Program.  This program is the only program of its kind in the nation with full enrollment and a support community that includes seven high schools teaching dual-credit optics and an advisory board of industry leaders. This is...
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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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This comes as no surprise to anyone that makes and builds things.  It has been plain as day in manufacturing and trades for well over two decades. Now it becomes news. “California is spending $6 million on a campaign to revive the reputation of vocational education, and $200 million to improve the delivery of it.” >>Read More...
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The 14th International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics (ETOP-2017) took place May 29-31, 2017. The biannual conference gathered 286 educators in optics and photonics from 28 countries/regions. This was the first ETOP conference held in China. At ETOP 2017, I presented East High’s Precision Optics Manufacturing program. The invitation was extended by...
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Bodo Ramelow, Prime Minister of Thuringia, Germany, and a delegation of scientists and dignitaries visited Rochester on May 14 and 15. The purpose of the visit was to advance the scientific, academic research and business relationship between Rochester and Jena, two “sister cities of light.” The ‘sister cities’ of Jena and Rochester (USA) have a...
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