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Bi-Annual IA Meetings

Spring 2017 Agenda, updated March 24th, 2017


SUNDAY, 26th March 2017

→ Events held at the Bloch Alumni & Advancement Ctr., 300 East River Rd, Rochester NY

2:00 – 5:15 PM  Director’s Advisory Council Meeting

For Strategic Level Members only and others at personal invitation of Dr. Zhang

5:30 – 7:30 PM  Director’s Advisory Council Reception

Invitation only; includes dinner reception   


MONDAY, 27th March 2017

→ 8 AM until 5 PM Events are held in the Ballroom in Douglass Commons (on campus)

8:00 – 8:45 AM  Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 9:05 AM  Welcome and The Institute of Optics Update

Dr. Xi-Cheng Zhang, Director and Professor of Optics, The University of Rochester

9:05 – 9:15 AM  Sunny Optical Update

Mr. Yang Sun, CEO, Sunny Optical

9:15 – 9:30 AM  Integrated Photonics: Chipscale to Nanoscale

Dr. Jaime Cardenas, Assistant Professor of Optics, The University of Rochester

9:30 – 10:00 AM  The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics

Edward White, Associate Vice President Test, Assembly and Packaging & Corporate Outreach for AIM Photonics

10:00 – 10:30 AM  Networking Break

10:30 – 11:45 AM  Graduate Student Research Presentations

PhD Research Presentations

Five Successive talks of fifteen minutes each

11:45 – 12:00 PM  Monroe Community College

Dr. Alexis Vogt, Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Optics, MCC

12:00 – 12:30 PM  Senior Design Projects Showcase

Dr. Wayne Knox will introduce the optics undergraduate Senior Design Project undergraduates, and the teams will present their projects.

12:30 – 2:00 PM  Lunch & Poster Session - Douglass Commons Ballroom AB & CD

2:00 – 2:30 PM  Alumni Highlight:  Entrepreneurship

Dr. Xiangdong Cao (PhD ’95) CEO of Wuhan Hongtuo New Tech

2:30 – 3:00 PM  Company Connection Self Introductions

→ Following the Intros, participants will move to the Douglass Commons Ballroom, where companies will feature opportunities for students to engage in fast-paced introductions / career explorations in face-to-face meetings.

3:00 – 5:00 PM  Company Connection Showcase

→ Douglass Commons Ballroom CD

5:00 – 5:45 PM  Break with Lab Tours

→ Students will depart with guests from Douglass Commons to tour labs in Goergen/Wilmot.

→ Optional: Cars can now be moved to the Intercampus Drive Lot for the evening.

5:00 PM  Industrial Associates Reception

→ Munnerlyn Atrium of Goergen Hall

6:15 PM  Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Xi-Cheng Zhang, Director and Professor of Optics

6:30 PM  Student Awards and IA Member Recognition

Dr. James Fienup, Professor of Optics and Chair of the Optics Graduate Committee

Mr. Daniel Smith, Optics Undergraduate Program Manager

6:40 – 8:00 PM  Dinner Reception Continues

Quartet performance, featuring Eastman musicians


TUESDAY, 28th March 2017

8:30 – 5:30 PM  Company-Student Employment Interviews

→ Various locations in Goergen Hall and Wilmot Building

12:00 PM  Interviewing Employer and Faculty Lunch

→ Goergen Hall 5th floor common area

1:00 PM  Company-Student Employment Interviews continue

Various locations in Goergen Hall and Wilmot Building


WEDNESDAY, 29th March 2017

Events continue for Select & Strategic members:

9:00 – 12:00 PM  Company-Student Employment Interviews

for Select & Strategic members

→ Various locations in Goergen Hall and Wilmot Building

1:00 PM  Company-Student Employment Interviews continue

→ Various locations in Goergen Hall and Wilmot Building