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Spring 2017 Agenda


Sunday, March 26

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, March 27

Industrial Associates Symposium
Douglass Commons Ballroom  AB  / CD

8:00 am  Continental Breakfast, Douglass Commons Ballroom  CD

8:45 am  Welcome and UR Overview, Douglass Commons Ballroom  AB
Director Xi-Cheng Zhang (U of R)

9:15 am  Faculty Research Presentation
Professor Jaime Cardenas 
(U of R)

9:30 am  AIM Update
Ed White, AIM Photonics Research Executive

10:00 am  Networking Break

10:15 am  Graduate Research Talks Featuring outstanding upper level Graduate Students (~10 minutes each)

11:45 am  Monroe Community College Connection
Professor Alexis Vogt (MCC)

12 pm – Senior Design Showcase
Professor Wayne Knox
 (U of R) and team members provide overviews of the Senior Design Projects.

12:30 pm  Lunch and Poster Session, Douglass Commons Ballroom  AB / CD

2 pm  Master's Student Showcase, Douglass Commons Ballroom  AB, 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.

2:30 pm 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.

3 pm  Company Connection Showcase, Douglass Commons Ballroom  BC, An interactive feature for company reps to connect with students in a streamlined meet-and-greet format.  Registration available online

5 pm – Break, with Lab Tours, Goergen Hall and Wilmot Building

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


Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29

8:30 am ~ 5:30 pm  Student Interviews
Place TBA

Tuesday: All IA Members  Interviews / Student Connection Dinner (Strategic Level - by invitation only)

Wednesday: Select and Strategic Level IA Members Only