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RIT event to focus on future of electronics and manufacturing

Rochester Institute of Technology will hold a half-day of events titled, “Enabling the Digital World: The Future of Electronics and Manufacturing,” from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

The event is presented in partnership with ASM Systems and RIT’s Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly.

The opening events will take place in the Golisano Hall auditorium, in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

The event includes tours and demonstrations of recently installed electronics packaging equipment in the CEMA Laboratory and a panel discussion led by industry experts. The panel will discuss workforce needs, research trends in electronics for the Internet of Things, and national and regional photonics initiatives, officials said.

The agenda for the event includes:

  • 1 p.m.: Opening remarks by Martin Anselm, director of the CEMA Lab;
  • 1:15 p.m.: “RIT’s Commitment to Research and Industrial Outreach,” by Manian Ramkumar, College of Applied Science and Technology interim dean;
  • 1:30 p.m.: “ASM Enabling the Digital World,” by Jeff Timms, managing director ASM Americas;
  • 1:45 p.m.: Networking hosted by Ryne Raffaelle, vice president for research at RIT
  • 2:15–3 p.m.: Panel discussion: “The Culture of Electronics, Manufacturing & Research” with panelists Irene Sterian, executive director, ReMap; Martin Anslem, director, CEMA; and Jeff Schake, process engineer, ASM;
  • 3–5 p.m.: ASM Line/Equipment Demonstration, tours of CAST and CEMA, student electronics manufacturing and packaging research poster session and test laboratory tours.

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