Author Archives: Di Xu

SPIE Optics outreach at the Girl Scouts STEM-a-palooza

This past Saturday afternoon of April the 8th, the SPIE outreach committee and volunteers performed optics related demos for the Girl Scouts of Western New York as part of their STEM-a-palooza event. The demos included polarizers, diffraction gratings, liquid crystal … Continue reading

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Annual elections coming up!

Hi SPIE! Our annual elections for e-board officers is coming up. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please submit the nominations to urspie@gmail.com. The descriptions of duty for each position can be found in Article 7 … Continue reading

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Upcoming workshop: Mastering scientific information for students in optics and physics

Hi SPIE! Along with the Women in Engineering Graduate Group (check out their blog here), we are organizing a workshop titled “Mastering scientific information for students in optics and physics”. Come learn how to navigate the ocean of scientific information … Continue reading

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Our annual holiday party is right around the corner!

We’ve begun planning our annual Holiday Party! As usual, we will provide an excellent lunch and an opportunity to get out of the lab and catch up with your coworkers. Friendly reminder that this event is members only! So please … Continue reading

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2016 Rochester Mini Maker Faire

On November 19th, the U of R SPIE Chapter showcased optics at the 2016 Rochester Mini Maker Faire. The demos included a FLIR infrared camera, polarizers, an amplitude modulated laser in free space communication, grating glasses, as well as a … Continue reading

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Luncheon and colloquium with Prof. Stephen Boppart

On November 11th, invited speaker Prof. Boppart from the Beckman Institute of UIUC joined Chapter officers and members for lunch at the Distillery and gave a talk later that afternoon on translational biophotonics. Save

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UofR Chapter goes to the Corning Museum of Glass!

This past Saturday on November 12, the SPIE UofR Chapter organized a field trip to the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. Because optics and glass just go together.

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Dinner with SPIE president-elect, Dr. Glenn Boremann

During the Frontiers in Optics conference, the President-elect of SPIE Dr. Glenn Boremann took the U of R chapter officers and several student members out to dinner at the local joint Dinosaur BBQ.

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Dr. Stephen Boppart to give talk this coming Friday!

As part of the SPIE traveling lecturers program, we are honored to host a talk this coming Friday from Prof. Steven Boppart of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Hope to … Continue reading

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Visit from the University of Fukui SPIE/OSA Student Chapter

Burgers and optics.

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