Photonics is an up and coming industry, especially in the Rochester Area. The Finger Lakes STEM Hub would like to invite you to an exploratory meeting next week to learn more about photonics and other emerging industries. The goal of the meeting is to introduce some of these technologies to the K-12 arena, and discuss what skills will need to be taught to prepare students for either research or advanced manufacturing positions in these fields.
We welcome a couple of guest speakers who are intimately involved in these industries, who both also have an educational role.
Dr. Michael Jackson is an Associate Professor and researcher at RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering focused on correlating material properties to electrical performance of solid state devices. His teaching responsibilities include device physics, E-M fields, optics, meteorology, thin film processing, and device processing courses. Mike is also the Electrical Engineering department’s Outreach Director, involved with dissemination of programs to the K-12, Community College, and Industrial communities.
Dr. Alexis Vogt is an Associate Professor and Endowed Chair of MCC’s Optical Systems Technology program. She has a strong background in the optics and photonics industries, having worked for Bausch & Lomb and Melles Griot prior to taking her adjunct role at MCC to a full time position. Alexis has been a visible face recently in taking the discussion around photonics to the public; check out her recent profile in the D&C.
This event is open to anyone who might be interested, so please share with your educators, counselors, administrators, and colleagues. Since space is limited in the Cunningham House Studio, please RSVP so we can make sure we have enough seating.
Friday January 29 2:30pm at the RMSC Cunningham House Studio (map)
Please RSVP to Clement Chung: firstname.lastname@example.org