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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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By Alexis Vogt, PhD, Monroe Community College We need not look any further than our wrists and pockets for evidence of the impact biophotonic devices have on our lives. Our watches and phones can monitor our health and even remind us when it’s time to exercise. All around us, biophotonics is revolutionizing our world. I...
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On June 18, Alexis Vogt, PhD, MCC Chair and Associate Professor of Optics, conducted an Optics Summer Institute for 19 high school teachers to prepare them to teach optics dual enrollment courses in their secondary schools. Dual enrollment courses are MCC courses taught in high schools, by qualified high school teachers.  High school students who...
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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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