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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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Elections, Tacos and the new E-Board

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

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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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