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Fall 2017 Agenda


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Director's Advisory Council Meeting and Reception
Strategic IA Members and Invited Guests only

2:00 to 5:00 PM - Council Meeting
5:30 to 7:00 PM - Reception


Friday, October 20, 2017

Industrial Associates Symposium
Douglass Commons / Feldman Ballroom

8:00 AM - Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM - Welcome and Overview
P. Scott Carney, Director and Professor of Optics (UR), will share his vision for The Institute and discuss recent developments in the Rochester Optics community.

9:15 AM - Faculty Research Presentation
William Renninger, Assistant Professor of Optics (UR), presents “Ultrashort-Pulsed Light and Ultralong-Lived Sound.”

9:30 AM - Distinguished Alumni Series
An Institute graduate returns to share an update and visit with colleagues.

9:50 AM - Light and Sound Interactive
Paul Ballentine, Executive Director, CEIS (UR) shares his experience with the inaugural LSI conference.

10:10 AM - Networking Break

10:40 AM - Senior Design Showcase
Wayne Knox, Professor of Optics (UR), reviews upcoming projects and shares exciting results of some previous Optics Senior Design Project programs.

11:00 AM - Master's Student Showcase
A series of rapid-fire presentations in which Master's students present their educational background, work experience and career goals. Typically, the students presenting expect to graduate in May of 2018.

11:15 AM - Grad Student Research Talks
Featuring outstanding upper level Graduate Students (approximately 10 to 15 min each).

11:45 AM - Lunch and Poster Session

1:30 PM - Innovation in Life Sciences
Peter G. Robinson, VP and COO, UR Medical Center; VP, Government and Community Relations, and President of High Technology of Rochester.

2:00 PM - Student Awards
A celebration of optics students’ achievements.

2:15 PM - Company Connection Self Intros
Industrial Associate Member Companies provide brief introductions. Each presentation is limited to one minute and one slide, and serves as a prelude to the Company Connection Showcase.

3:00 PM - Company Connection Showcase
Douglass Commons / Feldman Ballroom
An interactive feature for company reps to connect with students in a streamlined meet and greet format. Registration available online.

5:00 PM - Break
Move to Goergen Hall

5:45 PM to 8:30 PM - IA Reception
Goergen Hall, Munnerlyn Atrium

6:15 PM - Welcoming Remarks
P. Scott Carney, Director and Professor, The Institute of Optics (UR)


Saturday, October 21, 2017

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM - Student Interviews
All IA Members

Sunday, October 22, 2017

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM - Student Interviews
Strategic and Select Level IA Members only

P. Scott CarneyIntroducing Director P. Scott Carney

Dr. P. Scott Carney assumed the mantle as Director of The Institute of Optics on July 1, 2017. He eagerly anticipates the opportunity to personally welcome members of the Industrial Associates to campus in October. In addition to his energy and enthusiasm, Scott brings a strong educational background, insights and best practices from being an entrepreneur, and the approachability of being a faculty member who has spent the last decade working with students and colleagues. A UR alumni who studied optical physics and earned his PhD in Physics as an advisee of the legendary Dr. Emil Wolf, Scott has a strong sense of coming home to Rochester. He is truly excited to participate with The Institute and members of IA in making direct impacts on the future.

Optifab logoOptifab, organized jointly by SPIE and APOMA, is the largest optical manufacturing conference and exhibition held in North America. This is the premier event to meet with top companies and to learn about the latest optical fabrication technologies. Join colleagues in Rochester, October 16-19, 2017 and take advantage of this valuable opportunity to learn new methods, improve your processes, cut costs, and discuss your requirements face-to-face.