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July 27, 2015
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Vice President Joe Biden today announced a new photonics center coming to Rochester. more »
Today’s Top Stories
N.Y. consortium wins bid for national photonics center
A New York-based consortium, led by SUNY Polytechnic, RIT and the University of Rochester, has been awarded a multimillion-dollar federal investment to create a national photonics center, Vice President Joe Biden and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today.
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MOVPE equipment changes everything in semiconductor processing
RIT has a newly acquired metal organic vapor-phase epitaxy system, also referred to as an MOVPE, which grows III-V thin-film crystals. The state-of-the-art tool gives photonics researchers the ability to build high-performance optical and electronic devices.
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RIT in the News
Democrat and Chronicle
Live coverage: Biden: 'Innovation is who we are'
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The Buffalo News
Biden in Rochester announces grant for photonics hub
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Democrat and Chronicle
Biden: Photonics' 'science of light' to brighten region
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The Legislative Gazette
Defense Department chooses Rochester for photonics center
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Rochester Business Journal
Biden slated for Monday visit to Rochester
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Democrat and Chronicle
Rochester's future looks brighter with photonics
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Photonics Online
National Photonics Initiative Congratulates New York Consortium On Securing Integrated Photonics Institute For Manufacturing Innovation
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Rochester Wins Photonics Institute
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The Associated Press
Defense Department chooses Rochester for photonics center
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Rochester Business Journal
Rochester-based coalition wins bid for federal photonics center
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Democrat and Chronicle
Rochester wins federal photonics center
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Upcoming Events
Project Lead the Way training: K-12 teachers from across the country train in engineering, computer science, gateway and launch programs, through Aug. 14, throughout campus

Information sessions: Individualized advising sessions for prospective part-time study students, 5–7 p.m. Aug. 5, Bausch and Lomb Center (register)

Undergraduate Research Symposium: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Aug. 7 (schedule)

College and Careers: Two-day conference for students entering senior year of high school, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 7–4 p.m. Aug. 8, Gordon Field House

Opening reception: “Liquid Earth,” group exhibition of sculpture, 6–9 p.m. Aug. 7, Gallery r, 100 College Ave., Rochester (show runs Aug. 5–23)

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