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Training of optomechanical engineers at the University of Rochester
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Paper Abstract

The University of Rochester is well known for the Institute of Optics as well as a strong Mechanical Engineering program. In recent years, there has been collaboration between the two departments on a variety of topics, including a new joint faculty position. There are new cross-listed courses in Optomechanics and Precision Engineering (Spring 2012), which are described in this paper. As yet, there is no formal specialization in Optomechanics, but many students create their own program from available courses combining optics and mechanics with other disciplines. Students have the opportunity to participate in the several research areas which cross discipline boundaries. For example, a student design team is building a 16" telescope which they hope can become the basis of an intercollegiate design contest. In addition to full semester courses, there is a summer program of short courses available to working engineers as both refresher courses or as introductory courses on new topics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8125, Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions, 812506 (24 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892577
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Victor Genberg, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Jonathan D. Ellis, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8125:
Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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