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Optimax Systems Inc., Rochester, NY, is expanding again. The company will construct a $21.7 million, 60,000 square-foot addition at its existing facility on Dean Parkway. The expanded operations will allow Optimax Systems to raise the bar when it comes to supplying optics for its customers and will help the company solidify its brand and credibility...
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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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DoubleHelix Gets Small In A Big Way Some scientific breakthroughs are massive, the scope of their impact sometimes stretching to every corner of the world. Others are small. Some, as is the case with Luminate resident Double Helix Optics, can be both. That’s not to say Double Helix’s focus and technology is insignificant. Rather, it’s...
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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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In 2001 we began running a series of ads in trades like Laser Focus World and Photonics Spectra promoting Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region as an international center for optics, photonics and imaging. These four OPI workers from the region were our models.  Do you recognize them?  Did you work with them?  Where are...
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Mixer for Luminate’s inaugural cohort networked entrepreneurs with OPI mentors Rochester, NY:  Luminate NY, the world’s largest optics, photonics, and imaging accelerator (OPI), held their first ever Fast Tech Pitch hosted by New York Photonics.  The event featured three minute pitches from each of the Luminate companies to a group of over 20 executives from OPI industry leaders including Rochester Precision Optics, Navitar, Optimax and...
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Two Rochester teens have been named scholars in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search (formerly the Intel Science Talent Search) for research projects they carried out last summer at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE). Nikhil Bose of Pittsford Sutherland High School and Yujia Yang from Brighton High School are among the 300...
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