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Fall 2016 Agenda


Sunday, October 9

2:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm  Director's Advisory Council
(strategic IA members and invited guests)

5:30 pm ~ 7:30 pm  IA Advisory Council Reception
(strategic IA members and invited guests)


Monday, October 10

Industrial Associates Symposium
May Room, Wilson Commons (unless marked)

8:15 am  Continental Breakfast  Bridge Lounge

9:00 am  Welcome and UR Overview
Provost Robert Clark
(U of R)

9:20 am  The Institute of Optics Update
Professor Gary Wicks
(U of R)

9:30 am  OSA Historical Overview
Professor Carlos Stroud
(U of R) Highlights the founding and impact of OSA, and the Institute connection as we celebrate their 100th Anniversary.

9:55 am  Faculty Research Presentation
Professor Andrew Berger
(U of R) presents Nondestructive measurements of bone quality using Raman spectroscopy at multiple source-detector separations.

10:15 am  Coffee Break

10:35 am  Company Connection Self-Intros
Industrial Associate Member Companies provide brief introductions.  Each presentation is limited to one minute and one slide, and servers as a prelude to the Company Connection Showcase.

11 am  Company Connection ShowcaseBridge Lounge and Havens Lounge
A new interactive feature for company reps to connect with students in a streamlined meet-and-greet format.  Registration available online.

12 pm Lunch

1:15 pm – Senior Design Showcase
Professor Wayne Knox
(U of R) provides an intro and overview of the Senior Design Projects.

1:25 pm Community Outreach (Photon Camp)
Undergraduate Program Manager Daniel Smith
will provide a summary of The Institute's highly successful summer outreach program.

1:35 pm Master's Student Showcase
The Master's Student Showcase is a series of rapid-fire presentations in which MS students present their educational background, work experience and career goals.  Typically, the students presenting expect to graduate in May of 2017.

1:50 pm Graduate Research Talks
Featuring outstanding upper level Graduate Students (~10 minutes each)

2:50 pm Poster Session & Coffee Break
Bridge Lounge

3:15 pm Panel Discussion: Career Perspectives of Academic, Industry and/or Entrepreneurship
Featuring a lively discussion of career options by experts who have taken a variety of paths to success.

4:00 pm Feedback Session
A new interactive discussion for participants to provide immediate responses, suggestions and opinions to help enhance the IA program.

5:30 pm ~ 8:30 pm IA Reception
Goergen Hall, Munnerlyn Atrium


Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12

8:30 am ~ 5:30 pm Student Interviews
Goergen Hall and Wilmot Building

Tuesday: All IA Members

Wednesday: Select and Strategic Level IA Members Only