Member News

Save the Date!

APOMA’s Annual meeting will be held in conjunction with Photonics West 2023 in San Francisco, CA:

8:30-9:30am on Wednesday 2/1/23.
Location: InterContinental Hotel Ballroom C on Level 5.
We hope you can join us!

APOMA December 2022 eNews – now available!

Check out highlights from the 2022 Colorado Tech Workshop, welcome our new members, and see 2023 opportunities with Dr. Alexis Vogt at MCC!

Check it out HERE

Interested in taking Dr. Vogt’s Intro to Optics course virtually thru MCC but need assistance with registration?  Contact Sue Noonan, the MCC Optics Community Liaison, via her email: snoonan@monroecc.edu

Nu-Tek Precision Optical Corporation

Nu-Tek Precision Optical Corporation is a small team of designers, engineers, and opticians who specialize in the manufacture and alignment of custom optical components and sub-assemblies from 1 inch to 1 meter through conventional grinding and polishing, CNC small tool figuring, and single point diamond turning.

MCC to offer Optical Fabrication Essentials Micro-Credential in Fall 2022

The Optical Systems Technology program at Monroe Community College has developed an Optical Fabrication Essentials micro-credential.

The Optical Fabrication Essentials micro-credential provides a fast track for individuals wanting to enter into the optics manufacturing industry or advance in their present position.

The courses required for this micro-credential are part of the Optical Systems Technology AAS degree. Each 4-credit, 90-hour course will be conducted over 4 ½ weeks, 4 days per week, 5 hours per day, beginning September 7 and ending on December 12, 2022. They can complete the three courses in one semester.

Click here for the program flyer!

Summer Optics Workshops at MCC (June 21-July 7)

The Optical Systems Technology program at Monroe Community College will be conducting two Optics Workshops this summer:

  • Diamond Turning Workshop, June 21–July 7, 8:00 AM–12:30 PM
  • Magnetorheological Finishing (MRF) Workshop, June 21–July 7, 1:30 PM–6:00 PM

Each 40-hour workshop will be conducted over 3 weeks, 3 days per week, 4.5 hours per day, beginning June 21, 2022.

Diamond Turning
• Mornings 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
• Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
• June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, July 5, 6, 7, 2022

Magnetorheological Finishing (MRF)
• Afternoons 1:30 to 6:00 PM EDT
• Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
• June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, July 5, 6, 7, 2022

See the flyers linked above for Program Highlights and Prerequisites, along with links to the Online Application Forms. The forms are course-specific. These hands-on workshops will be limited to 10 participants per workshop.

The cost will be $1,260 per participant. Funding opportunities are available for qualified participants.

Please email Ross Micali, National Work Based Learning Coordinator, MCC Optical Systems Technology, at rmicali@monroecc.edu if you have any questions.