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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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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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The East High Optical Fabrication laboratory recently added coating capabilities with a Denton DV-502A coating chamber. Patrick Iulianello,Vice President Operations at Accucoat (Rochester, NY) recently helped East High Precision Optics Manufacturing students with their first aluminum mirror coating efforts on 2″ plano discs (made in the lab).  Accucoat also helped with some custom tooling for the...
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The ‘sister cities’ of Jena and Rochester (USA) have a lot in common: Here, as there, an optics industry has developed since the 19th century together with suppliers. While in Jena the collaboration between Carl Zeiss and Ernst Abbe significantly furthered optics research, soon after in Rochester, local industrialists George Eastman (Eastman Kodak) and Edward...
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On the heels of 2015’s International Year of Light, Rochester, New York is achieving greater recognition for its preeminence in optics, photonics and imaging. Rochester’s 2015 designation as headquarters for AIM Photonics will bring with it a new Test, Assembly & Packaging plant to begin construction in 2017, with new jobs, new technologies and new skill set...
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Project submission deadlines are in September. The Faire will be held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Saturday, November 19th. Calling all makers, crafters, tinkerers, and artists: the application for the third annual Rochester Mini Maker Faire is now open! On November 19th  from 9am to 5pm at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester...
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Photonics jobs: Preparing today for future openings​ Top leaders at the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) say the projected optical technician jobs won’t be here for at least two or three years. That means anyone looking for a future photonics job has 25 months to learn more about the industry. >>Read more...
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