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Optics has few women in the field (access required)

Alexis Vogt, endowed chair and associate professor in MCC's Optical Systems Technology program

The hard sciences, otherwise known as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), have long been devoid of significant female representation. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, women in most science and engineering fields make up only a fraction ...

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RIT institute doing its part to make industry more sustainable (access required)

Diana Rodriguez Alberto, left, and Shweta Arora (Photo by Gabrielle Plucknette-DeVito/RIT)

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, housed in Sustainability Institute Hall, lists nine different laboratories. But one that’s not on the list is the biggest of all – the building itself. With power or heat or both produced by a ...

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Local colleges offer new and renewed workforce opportunities (access required)

Monroe Community College student Jack Chismar polishes lenses in an optics fabrication lab. Photo supplied by MCC.

In Geneva, students at Finger Lakes Community College ferment wine, hoping their training will provide either a second career in the wine industry or a less-expensive leg up on bachelor’s degree they’ll complete at Cornell University. In North Chili, meanwhile, students at Roberts ...

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