Linda Sanford, co-chair of the Business Council of New York State to Speak at RIT

Will give keynote address at Fourth Annual IT Collaboratory Research Symposium




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Linda Sanford, senior vice president at IBM and co-chair of the Business Council of New York State, will give the keynote address at Rochester Institute of Technology’s fourth annual IT Collaboratory Research Symposium, 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, on the RIT campus. Her speech will focus on the development of microsystems technologies and their potential as an economic driver for New York state.

The symposium focuses on research and technology development in microsystems and consists of four technology sessions, which will present key research in the areas of biomedical microsystems, photonics, semiconductor devices and microsystems technology. Participants will include key scientists from academia, government and industry, including the National Institutes of Health, IBM, General Motors and Cornell University.

The IT Collaboratory was established in 2001 by the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research as one of the state’s Strategically Targeted Academic Research Centers. The research collaboration between RIT, the University of Buffalo and Alfred University focuses on technology and applications in nanomaterial science, microsystems, photonics and remote sensing.

WHAT: IT Collaboratory Research Symposium

WHO: Linda Sandford, co-chair of the Business Council of New York State

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 14

WHERE: Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies, Room 2220, RIT Campus