National Research Council Report and Panel Discussion

    Friday, November 16, 2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Meinel 307

    With the support of SPIE and the Arizona Optics Industry Association, the College of Optical Sciences will hold a discussion on the report authored by the Harnessing Light Committee of the National Research Councilan overview of “Optics & Photonics: Essential Technologies for Our Nation.” Beyond the University optics community, we anticipate participation from the optics and photonics companies in the Tucson area.

    The NRC report will be followed by an open panel discussion by members of the NRC committee and a panel discussion to include University optics leaders, representatives from local industry and potentially some local politicians, all of whom will address the question “What does this report mean for us in Arizona?” with the goal of building momentum, highlighting opportunities for cooperative economic development and beginning the process of coordinated messaging to our state and federal partners.