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Senate to consider $800,000 in funding to expand RTS electric bus fleet (access required)


Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA)’s proposal for preliminary design and environmental review of an electric charging depot has been included in legislation passed by the House of Representatives. The $800,000 project was submitted as part of this year’s Surface Transportation ...

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Senators, congressman urge GM to produce ventilators in Rochester


Elected officials are urging General Motors Corp. to begin producing ventilators at the company’s Rochester facility. U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Joseph Morelle on Tuesday sent word to GM Chairman and CEO Marry Barra to ...

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Funding plan secured in record amount for Laser Lab (access required)


Funding for the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics has been agreed upon in a record amount for five years, according to Sen. Charles E. Schumer. Schumer on Friday shared an announcement of the Laser Lab’s $409.9 million “Cooperative ...

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MCC wins $4.4 million to train more optics technicians (access required)

Technology companies, especially those in the optics and photonics field like Rochester Precision Optics, will play a big part in Rochester’s economy moving forward according to local experts.

 A $4.4 million federal grant will help Monroe Community College turn out higher numbers of precision optics graduates. U.S. Rep. Joe Morelle, D-Rochester, announced the grant Wednesday from the Office of Naval Research for the Defense Engineering Education Program in Optics. ...

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RIT to help boost STEM for low-income students at many colleges (access required)

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A $370,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Rochester Institute of Technology to help other colleges compete for federal funding aimed at expanding STEM opportunities for bright, low-income students. “It’s critical to our national interests that we do ...

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Finger Lakes makes first cut in decision to relocate parts of USDA (access required)

Wegmans Organic Orchard completed its transition to organic farming practices this year. (Photo by Velvet Spicer)

U.S. Reps. Joe Morelle and Tom Reed have sent a letter urging U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to pick the Finger Lakes region for a planned relocation of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture and the Economic Research Service. Morelle ...

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RIT receives $1.6 million for deaf education in technology fields (access required)

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Rochester Institute of Technology has won a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to promote technical training for deaf students, including veterans whose injuries result in hearing loss. The grant provides three years of support for DeafTEC, also ...

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UR cancer center gains $3.4 million grant for clinical trials (access required)


A grant of approximately $3.4 million from the National Cancer Institute will support clinical trials at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Wilmot Cancer Institute for the next five years. While the Wilmot Institute has received funding from the NCI ...

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RIT unwraps MAGIC Spell Studios, called a future hub for game design and film (access required)

The new MAGIC Spell Studios at RIT. Photo provided by RIT

You might call it Hollywood East. Or the Big Apple North. But the dozens of people who turned out for the grand opening Tuesday call the new building at Rochester Institute of Technology the MAGIC Spell Studios. The 52,000-square-foot, $31 ...

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