Founded in 1955 as the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers. An international non-profit society for optics and photonics.


Rochester OSA Chapter

Founded in 1916, the Rochester chapter is the original and oldest OSA chapter in the world, which founded the National OSA the following year.

NY Photonics State Association

An industry driven public-private partnership that focuses the nation’s premier capabilities and expertise for global leadership in photonics technology and manufacturing.

Optical Systems Technology

Monroe Community College has the only AAS degree program in Optical Systems Technology offered by a community college in the country, which was started in 1963.

MCC Optical Systems Technology

American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association

The American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association (APOMA) is committed to promoting and advancing opportunities for the precision optics industry and is represented by the working group of the top U.S. optics manufacturers.


Rochester Technology & Manufacturing Association

The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) promotes advanced manufacturing innovation and growth, in the Greater Rochester-Finger Lakes Region, by partnering with industry, academia and government.

Rochester Museum & Science Center

Established in 1912 the Rochester Museum & Science Center constantly expands and evolves so as to stimulate broad community interest and understanding of science, technology, and impact – past, present and future – in our lives.


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