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UR center to receive federal photonics grant

Rochester Business Journal
May 8, 2014

The University of Rochester’s Center for Emerging & Innovative Sciences has been awarded a roughly $500,000 federal grant to fund the development of the New York Photonics Manufacturing Initiative.

The center will help spur growth of optics and manufacturing jobs in the area, said Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton.

The optics, photonics, imaging and display industry supports more than 25,000 jobs at 300 comanpies across the state, Slaughter’s office said.

"From our Laboratory for Laser Energetics to our work in freeform optics, the University of Rochester is committed to advancing the optics and photonics industry and preparing our young people for jobs in these fields,” said Rob Clark, senior vice president for research and dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, in a statement.

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