Archive for August 2016
The Faire will be held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Saturday, November 19th.
Calling all makers, crafters, tinkerers, and artists: the application for the third annual Rochester Mini Maker Faire is now open!
On November 19th from 9am to 5pm at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester celebrates the act of Making with attractions, exhibits, talks, demonstrations, and performances showcasing the intersection of science, technology, arts, and crafts — many of them immersive and interactive.
Rochester Mini Maker Faire attracts a broad array of people and exposes them to technology, art, and engineering. Dan Schneiderman, co-chair of Rochester Mini Maker Faire and NYS representative of the White House Nation of Makers Initiative, says, “Maker Faire brings everyone together: from kids to grandparents, artists to engineers, professionals to hobbyists. Anyone with a passion for making.”
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Photonics jobs: Preparing today for future openings
Top leaders at the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) say the projected optical technician jobs won’t be here for at least two or three years. That means anyone looking for a future photonics job has 25 months to learn more about the industry.
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New York Photonics Executive Director, Tom Battley spoke with Kevin Gillan of WARM 101.3, Stephens Media Group about the impact of Photonics in Rochester
- 7:30am – Registration/Breakfast
- 8am – 12pm – Seminar/Lunch
- 1pm – 2pm – High Purity Fab Facility Tour
By phone: (716) 832-1940 Ask for Ro Cieri
… but we have a feeling that some careers are beginning!
- Nine students in East High’s Precision Optics Fabrication Program worked for 60 hours over 3 weeks making precision optical lenses.
- The students generated, loose abrasively ground, and polished microscope objectives and lenses for eyepieces and well as other components.
- Each student measured final parts on a Zygo GPI interferometer, made adjustments to the polishing stroke, and made a final measurement. The minimum specification was ½ wave. The top three final parts were 1/10th wave, 1/7th wave, and 1/6th wave.
- Students honed their fabrication skills generating, grinding, and polishing blocks of other lenses.
- Students went on tours of Corning Tropel and QED.
- When the students come back in the fall, they will continue their work on the alignment of the lenses and assembly into telescope housings.