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Spring 2015 Agenda

The Spring 2015 meeting opens a new venue where we will blend our established program with exciting new opportunities. The traditional two-day program will include talks, posters and company presentations, followed by an evening reception on Monday, April 13; and interview sessions on Tuesday, April 14, where Industrial Associates will have the opportunity to interview interested Optics students. Interviews will be conducted on campus in Goergen Hall on that day. An expanded format is now available to members at Select, Strategic and/or Institute Sponsor levels. These include an opportunity to join a Director's Advisory council session and special celebration on Sunday, April 12, as well as an additional day of interviews on Wednesday, April 15.

Our draft agenda is included below (subject to changes and updates as needed).


Sunday, April 12, 2015
Events for Strategic Level Members or by invitation

12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The Director's Advisory Council Luncheon/Meeting (by invitation only)

3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Professor Nicholas George's Recognition Ceremony (by invitation only)

5:30 p.m. - Reception and Dinner (by invitation only)

Monday, April 13, 2015
Events held in Sloan Auditorium, 101 Goergen Hall, unless indicated otherwise

8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. Welcome and Director's Update
Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang, Director of the Institute of Optics

A Celebration of the Career of Professor Nicholas George
Moderator Professor Duncan T. Moore, Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship

9:20 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Starting a Business without Betting Your Family Farm 
Dr. Milton Chang, Founder and Managing Director, Incubic, LLC

9:50 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Optical Beam Shaping Using Precision Structured Surfaces 
Dr. Michael Morris, Founder and CEO, Rochester Photonics Corporation

10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Functioning Materials with Femtosecond Laser
Professor Chunlei Guo,  the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester

10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Coffee Break

11 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Information Visualization
Dr. Rob Rolleston, Principal Scientist, Xerox Research Center

11:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Enhanced Mid-Wave Infrared Imaging
Dr. R. Edward English, Jr., Vice President, L-3 Communications Cincinnati Electronics

11:40 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. The Wisdom and Satisfaction of a Career in Optical Physics and Engineering
Professor Nicholas George, Professor Emeritus, the Institute of Optics

11:45 a.m. - Noon The Institute Summer Course Series
Professor Gary Wicks, The Institute of Optics

Noon - 1 p.m. - Lunch and Networking
Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. IA Member Company Showcase

2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Undergraduate Student Presentations 
Senior Design Project Teams
Advisor- Professor Wayne Knox
Goergen Hall, Room 101 

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break & Poster Session
Posters - Goergen Hall 5th Floor

4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Master's Student Showcase
IA Members Only
Goergen Hall, Room 101 

4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. PhD Research Presentations

5:45 p.m. IA Meeting Adjournment & Evening Logistics
Goergen Hall, Room 101

5:45 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Poster Session 
Goergen Hall, 4th & 5th Floors

6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Industrial Associates Reception and Presentations
Munnerlyn Atrium and 5th floor, Goergen Hall 

7 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Welcoming Remarks and Presentations
Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang, Director of the Institute of Optics

7:15 p.m.- 7:45 p.m. Presentations
Professor James Fienup, Chair of the Graduate Committee

7:45 p.m. - 9 p.m. Reception Continues
Munnerlyn Atrium and 4th/5th Floors


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Goergen Hall
5th Floor Lounge

9 a.m. - Noon Company-Student Employment Interviews
Various Locations

Noon Interviewing Employer and Faculty lunch
509 Goergen Hall

1 p.m. til.. Interviews continue
Various Locations


Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Strategic and Select Level Members only

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Goergen Hall
5th Floor Lounge

9 a.m.- Noon Company-Student Employment Interviews
Various Locations

Noon Interviewing Employer and Faculty lunch
Meliora Restaurant

1 p.m. til .. Interviews continue
Various Locations