Author Archives: Robert Draham

SPIE Officer Elections Results for ’19-’20

Congratulations to our newly elected officers for the next year! President: Nick Kochan Vice President: Nick Takaki Treasurer: Romita Chaudhuri Secretary: Katie Dunn Communications: Ben Moon Web Admin: Saniat Choudhury Also thank you to our previous officers for a wonderful … Continue reading

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Light Discussion on Mental Health

On Friday April 12th, our student chapter co-hosted a panel with RIT’s OSA/SPIE chapter that focused on graduate student mental health. The panel consisted of alumni from both schools that are currently working in industry, a student from the University … Continue reading

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STEM-A-Palooza 2019

On April 6th, members of our student chapter presented optics demos to Girl Scouts at their STEM-A-Palooza event in town. The event was attended by many local troops from the Rochester area.

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George Eastman House Tour

On March 29th students from our chapter went to the George Eastman House. Included in the trip to the museum was a tour of the technology vault, which is not usually open to the public. In the vault, students saw … Continue reading

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Prismatic Magic

On March 12th and 13th, members of our student chapter visited local middle schools promoting the wonders of optics through an educational laser show. The show was presented by Prismatic Magic and sponsored by SPIE International. It was a great … Continue reading

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Vuzix Tour

On February 22nd, members from the student chapter went on a tour of Vuzix. This company develops AR/VR glasses and is local to Rochester.

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Girl Scout STEM Superstar

On February 9th, the SPIE student chapter participated in the STEM Superstar event on campus. Members from our chapter presented optics demos to many Girl Scouts from local troops.

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Welcome Back Party

On Friday January 25th, we had our Welcome Back party complete with baking contest. We had a lot of great food and desserts with great company. The winners of the contest were Janet Hrdina and David Lippman who went home … Continue reading

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Invited Speaker – Dr. Federico Capasso

On November 5th, we had our invited speaker event. Dr. Federico Capasso from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University gave a talk on Flat Optics Based on Metasurfaces. Student members also had the opportunity to go … Continue reading

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General Interest Meeting Friday, September 21st

Our yearly General Interest Meeting will be Friday, September 21st from noon-1 PM in Goergen 108. Come learn about what we do and also get a free lunch as well as some other free stuff that we’ll be giving away … Continue reading

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