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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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Speakers Wanted for SPIE Summer Colloquium Series

Summer’s here and you know what that means! It’s time for our annual Summer Colloquium Series and we’re looking for students to give talks on their research. These talks will be held on Wednesdays from noon-1 PM and should be … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse in Rochester NY

On August 21st the SPIE chapter welcomed enthusiastic crowd of students, teachers and more in the engineering quad in front of Goergen Hall to observe the solar eclipse. Rochester didn’t disappoint and delivered it’s signature gloomy early fall weather. Despite … Continue reading

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Ask a Scientist at Brighton Farmers Market

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

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Summer Colloquium Series

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

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