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The Brighton Farmers Market hosted an “Ask a Scientist” table during their summer market on June 25th. It was an exciting opportunity to get some new young and not so young minds excited about optics. And as expected, it was a ton of fun. Make … Continue reading
We kicked off our summer colloquium series with a great talk by Dr. Miguel Alonso this week. We will continue the series every week during the summer. The time is 12:00 pm every Wednesday and the place is Wilmot 116. … Continue reading
On April 21st we had our annual SPIE e-board elections. In a newly introduced (but hopefully lasting) tradition, dozens upon dozens of tacos were sacrificed to receive inspiration for the choice of our new officers. Welcome to our new e-board – … Continue reading
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The descriptions of duty for each position can be found in Article 7 … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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.