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Dennis Sugumele: Engineer of Distinction

Dennis Sugumele knows he made a wise decision in the 1960s to follow his cousin to college and then into engineering. His cousin was one of the first in their family to attend college, staying in their hometown of Philadelphia ...

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2016 Best of the Web finalists

Banking and financial services teamdkb.com DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP Website went live: Approximately 2000 Last major overhaul: September 2015 Average number of page views per month: 2,264 Percentage of site traffic that is mobile: 78 percent of new sessions ...

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Matthew Sidley: Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year

Matthew Sidley took a liking to math and science growing up in Portland, Ore., so when it came time to ponder a career, engineering seemed as good a fit as any. Sidley surveyed the college landscape, leaving the Pacific Northwest ...

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Best of the Web Buzz Award finalists

This year’s Best of the Web Buzz Award finalists are Blackfriars Theatre, Premium Mortgage Corp. and Roberts Communications Inc. The award goes to a local business or organization generating the most buzz on social media platforms—such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, ...

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James McIntosh: Engineer of Distinction

Rochester City Engineer James McIntosh grew up in a middle-class, blue-collar family in Chili. From his father, who worked for Rochester Telephone Corp., he picked up an interest in electronics. McIntosh’s interest became a passion: He built a stereo in ...

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Comments from 2016 Best of the Web judges

Banking and Financial Services teamdkb.com DeJoy, Knauf, & Blood Extremely content-rich site with a wide variety of client resources. Good responsiveness for variety of screen sizes. Easy/consistent navigation. At max screen size, interior page text content is lengthy and difficult ...

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Traditional gala honors best in local engineering

Rochester has a long tradition as an engineering town: It is the key driver for hundreds of businesses and the focus of internationally respected college programs. Local leaders in the field are being honored this month for their work by ...

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Evert Garcia: Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year finalist

Evert Garcia arrived in Rochester as an infant, part of a family fleeing Nicaragua to seek political asylum and a better life in the United States. Garcia grew up in northeast and southwest city neighborhoods and, along the way, found ...

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Matthew Fronk: Engineer of Distinction

Matthew Fronk has lived a gearhead’s dream, turning a love of cars into a long and accomplished career in the automotive industry, included leading General Motors’ global charge into the world of fuel cell technology. Now, in his post-GM life, ...

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Robert Clark Jr.: Engineer of the Year

Robert Clark Jr. knows full well the power of engineering to help drive innovation and create jobs. An entrepreneur, he developed technology that was the basis for several companies while he was at Duke University. Today Clark is an integral ...

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Research taps many sources

As the future of photonics unfolds, research continues to lead to new discoveries and applications for its use. Many have a stake in determining the direction new research should take, local leaders say. “It’s going to be a collaboration amongst ...

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Where light has long shined

Rochester’s win in the national contest to be the headquarters site of the $600 million American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics should come as no surprise. An outgrowth of optics, the discipline that plumbs the physical properties of light, photonics ...

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Many ways to harness light

The national headquarters of American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics will be in Rochester. But what exactly is photonics? Experts describe photonics as the science of harnessing light. It enables technology in nearly every industry in the 21st century—with largely ...

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Building a jobs machine

While the facility is just in its planning stages, Alexis Vogt already is touting the impact of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics. Since news broke last summer that the $600 million federal facility would have its headquarters in ...

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