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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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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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Photonics resource directory

A listing of businesses and organizations involved in photonics and optics Industry Associations and Societies American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) Federally funded consortium uniting government, industry and the academic community that seeks to advance manufacturing technology for ...

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American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics: Where it is

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics will have three homes in Rochester. The center, first announced in July, is spread out in the city of Rochester with different locations for each of its functions. The business headquarters and technology ...

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Photonics’ new focal point

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics officially came to life last July when the federal government announced a consortium led by Rochester institutions won a competition from the Department of Defense to serve as headquarters for an advanced manufacturing ...

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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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An entrepreneurial approach to the grueling work of ICU

There is not a lot of glory in the work Joshua Smith R.N. does every day. As clinical leader of the intensive care unit at Unity Hospital/Rochester Regional Health, Smith said he and the other professionals on his team work ...

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Doctor intent on keeping seniors independent

Stephen Ryan M.D. has dedicated much of his adult life to keeping the elderly in their own homes and out of nursing homes. As medical director for ElderONE, an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health, Ryan oversees the medical and quality ...

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