18.Nov.2013 Webcast by Dr. Jie Qiao on Women Leadership

Dr. Jie Qiao

Dr. Jie Qiao

Dr. Jie Qiao, Founder and Chair of WiSTEE (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Entrepreneurship) and Associate Professor, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, gave a presentation at the annual meeting of the OSA this past October. She discussed women leadership and how to bridge the gap between science and business. A recording of the event can be viewed here.

Dr. Qiao also gave a lecture on “Path to Entrepreneurship – Intersecting Science, Technology, Engineering and Entrepreneurship.” You can access a webcast of the presentation on the OSA website, part 1 and part 2.

03.Sep.2013 9/24 Fall Research Conference

The University of Rochester 2nd Annual Fall Research Conference will take place on September 24th.

 

Date: September 24, 2013
Time: 11 AM – 2 PM
Location: LeChase Hall, Room 215

The guest speaker, Dr. Margarita Dubocovich, will share best practices from her successful Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB) programs at the University at Buffalo which are devoted to helping students and junior scientists develop into leaders in the sciences.

You can find more information and register here for the Fall Research Conference.

05.Apr.2013 4/19 Lunch Discussion with Kathleen Perkins

Note: this event, originally planned for the Fall, had to be cancelled and we are happy to announce that we were able to reschedule it.

Join us for a lunch discussion with Kathleen Perkins.

 

Friday, April 19th

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Goergen 108

 

 

Kathleen Perkins is the Chair of the BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona and is recognized for her original thinking and leadership in the international optics community. Through branding and business outreach, Perkins has drawn attention to the broad applications of optics. She worked at BRO from 1995 to 2007 and, as a vice president of Sales and Marketing and later CEO, she helped the company to increase its 2003 revenue by more than 75% the following year.

Brown bag lunch: bring your own lunch and join in the discussion!

Topics of discussion will include career options and job search advice.

All faculty and students (graduate and undergraduate) are welcome!

You can download the poster for this event here. Contact Cristina Canavesi at wieroc AT gmail DOT com for more information.

 

12.Mar.2013 3/30 Women in Music Festival

The Women in Engineering group has been invited to a special event occurring during the Women in Music Festival. Join the Women in Engineering group for a pre-concert lunch discussion with composer Melinda Wagner.

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

12:00 PM

Ranlet Lounge, at the Eastman Theater

 

To follow: concert at Kilbourn Hall

2:00 PM

 

A poster announcement of the event can be viewed here.

This event is free of charge, please RSVP by March 20th at wieroc AT gmail DOT com or contact Cristina Canavesi for more information.

18.Feb.2013 Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship

A new group is being launched at the University of Rochester – the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship (WiSTEE) group. Its mission is to promote women leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship, bridge the gap between Science and Business, and provide a forum to learn, connect and lead.

The kick-off event will take place on March 1st 2013, in what I am sure will be an excellent networking opportunity. Please visit the WiSTEE website to view the event details and RSVP. A poster announcement can be viewed here.

13.Feb.2013 2/22 Lunch Discussion with Jessica DeGroote Nelson

Join us for a lunch discussion with Dr. Jessica DeGroote Nelson

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Friday, February 22nd

12:00 – 12:50 PM

Goergen 108

 

 

 

Jessica DeGroote Nelson is the Research and Development Manager of Optimax Systems, Inc., an optical components manufacturer dedicated to small volume, high quality and quick delivery. She joined Optimax in 2007 after graduating from the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics with a bachelor’s, masters and Ph.D. in Optics. She is also currently an adjunct faculty at The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester teaching a course on Optical Fabrication and Testing.

During the past five years at Optimax, Jessica has not only expanded and improved the internal optical manufacturing processes, but has also won five Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards and is leading the research on these initiatives, as well as authoring more than 20 white papers on her findings.

Jessica is also an active member and presenter with the Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE, American Ceramic Society (ACerS) and the American Society of Precision Engineers (ASPE).

Brown bag lunch: bring your own lunch and join in the discussion!

Topics of discussion will include career options and job search advice.

All faculty and students (graduate and undergraduate) are welcome!

You can download the poster for this event here. Contact Cristina Canavesi at wieroc AT gmail DOT com for more information.

 

25.Oct.2012 11/2 Lunch Discussion with Kathleen Perkins CANCELLED

Update 10/31: This event has been cancelled due to travel difficulties caused Hurricane Sandy, and will be rescheduled in spring 2013.

Join us for a lunch discussion with Kathleen Perkins.

 

Friday, November 2

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Goergen 108

 

 

Kathleen Perkins is the Chair of the BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona and is recognized for her original thinking and leadership in the international optics community. Through branding and business outreach, Perkins has drawn attention to the broad applications of optics. She worked at BRO from 1995 to 2007 and, as a vice president of Sales and Marketing and later CEO, she helped the company to increase its 2003 revenue by more than 75% the following year.

Brown bag lunch: bring your own lunch and join in the discussion!

Topics of discussion will include career options and job search advice.

All faculty and students (graduate and undergraduate) are welcome!

You can download the poster for this event here. Contact Cristina Canavesi at wieroc AT gmail DOT com for more information.

08.Oct.2012 10/19 Lunch Discussion with Rachel Won

Join us for a lunch discussion with Dr. Rachel Won.

 

Friday, October 19

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Goergen 108

 

 

Rachel Won is a Senior Editor at Nature Photonics. Before joining Nature Photonics in 2006, Dr. Won worked for Aston University’s Business Partnership Unit in Birmingham, UK, as a research commercialization officer. She obtained her PhD in microwave photonics and nonlinear optics as a member of Aston’s Photonics Research Group. Prior to that, she worked for Philips Optical Storage in Singapore as an Optics Engineer. She holds a Master’s degree from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore doing research in optical fiber sensing and a Bachelor’s degree from the National University of Malaysia.

Brown bag lunch: bring your own lunch and join in the discussion!

Topics of discussion will include career options and job search advice.

All faculty and students (graduate and undergraduate) are welcome!

You can download the poster for this event here. Contact Cristina Canavesi at wieroc AT gmail DOT com for more information.

04.Oct.2012 10/15 Minorities and Women in OSA Breakfast

For those of you planning to attend the upcoming Frontiers in Optics conference (Rochester, NY Oct. 14-18), you won’t want to miss this event.

Minorities and Women in OSA (MWOSA) Breakfast
Monday, 15 October, 07:00 – 08:00
Grand Ballroom A, B, & C, Hyatt Regency Rochester

The guest speaker is Mrs. Jennifer Kruschwitz, who won the 2012 Technology Woman of the Year award from Digital Rochester. She will be talking about her experience in self employment, discussing “The Consultant’s Roadmap: How to Start the Journey, Navigate, and Interpret the Important Signs.”

Visit the OSA website to view more information about this event, and to register.

10.Apr.2012 4/16 Lunch Discussion with Candace Curran

Join us for a lunch discussion with Candace Curran, JD.

 

Monday, April 16

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Goergen 109

 

 

 

Candace Curran is an Associate at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, where she practices in the litigation group. She will be discussing with us the legal aspects of job interviews and negotiations.

Brown bag lunch: bring your own lunch and join in the discussion!

All faculty and students (graduate and undergraduate) are welcome!

You can download the poster for this event here. Contact Cristina Canavesi at wieroc AT gmail DOT com for more information.