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Bi-Annual IA Meetings

Spring 2018 Agenda

The agenda was updated on March 14, 2018.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Director’s Advisory Council Meeting - Invitation Only
Strategic IA Members and Invited Guests

2 PM to 5 PM - Council Meeting

5:30 to 7 PM - Reception


Friday, March 23, 2018

Industrial Associates Symposium
Douglass Commons / Feldman Ballroom

8:00 AM ­- Continental Breakfast

8:55 AM ­- Welcome and Overview - Professor P. Scott Carney, UR

9:00 AM - Lessons from Our Military Customers - Dr. Susan Houde-Walter (PhD ’87) CEO, LaserMaxDefense

9:15 AM - Women in Optics & Photonics - Ms. Elizabeth Rogan, CEO, Optical Society

9:30 AM - The Institute of Optics Update - Dr. P. Scott Carney, Director and Professor of Optics, UR

10:00 AM - New Directions in Classical Optics - Prof. Nick Vamivakas, UR

10:30 AM -­ Networking Break

11:00 AM - Master’s Student Showcase

  • Ted Halnon
  • Maggie Han
  • Yunqi Li
  • Jiakai Lyu
  • Juniyali Nauriyal
  • Mark Ordway
  • Aniruddha Sonde
  • Grayson Wiggins


11:15 AM - Graduate Student Research Talks

  • Gustavo Gandara-Montano
  • Qi Lin
  • Kevin Liang
  • Jose Perez


12:00 PM - Senior Design Showcase
Dr. Wayne H. Knox, Professor of Optics
with 11 Senior Design Teams: Acoustic, Cancer, Coherence, Films, Monolith, Pleno,
RMSC, TB, Trainer, Vision, VR-AR and 9 Senior Thesis Students: Jonathan Dietz, Brandon
Dube, Jonathan Heinz, Markus Rothacker, Jeremy Staffa, Oscar Ta and Kaia Williams

12:30 PM - Lunch and Poster Session - Douglass Commons Feldman Ballroom

2:00 PM ­- Student Recognition Awards

2:15 PM - Introduction to Handshake - Megan Vargulick; Director of Employer & Alumni Connections

2:20 PM -­ Company Connection Self Intros

3 – 5 PM Company Connection Showcase in Hirst Lounge Wilson Commons

3:00 PM ­- Company Connection Showcase - Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons

5:30 PM -­ Return to Douglass Commons, Feldman Ballroom

5:30 – 7:30 PM Industrial Associates Reception, Feldman Ballroom Douglass Commons

5:30 PM - Industrial Associates Reception Douglass Commons Feldman Ballroom
Featuring Eastman Jazz Artists Max Greenberg (piano), Blake Pattengale
(guitarist) and Scott Kwiatek (bass)

6:00 PM -­ Welcoming Remarks
Professor P. Scott Carney, Director of The Institute of Optics



Saturday, March 24, 2018

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM - Company-Student Employment Interviews
Various rooms in Douglass Commons, Goergen Hall and Wilmot Building

12:00 PM - Interviewing Employer and Faculty Lunch
Goergen Hall 5th Floor

12:00 - 2:00 PM - Explore Handshake For Your Recruiting Needs
Goergen Hall 5th Floor Lounge Area

1:00 – 5:00 PM - Company-Student Employment Interviews continue
Various rooms in Goergen Hall, Wilmot Building and nearby locations


Sunday, March 25, 2018
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Company-Student Employment Interviews
(Select & Strategic membership required)
Various rooms in Goergen Hall and Wilmot Building