For this week's Science Colloquium on Friday, March 8, we will be hosting Alexis Vogt. The title of her talk is "The State of the Art in Optical Science."
Alexis Vogt is endowed chair and associate professor of optics at Monroe Community College (MCC), the nation's oldest two-year degree program for training technicians to work in the optics and photonics industry. Professor Vogt received her B.S. as well as her Ph.D. in optics from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, where her research focused on polarization engineering, coherence theory and microscopy.
Prior to joining MCC, Vogt was the applications and business development manager at Melles Griot and, previous to that, designed contact lenses and intraocular lenses for Bausch + Lomb. In addition to her industry experience, she holds three patents and has authored numerous papers, presentations and publications in the field, including the definitions of "light" and "polarization" for the World Book Encyclopedia.
Alexis Vogt is recipient of the 2018 National Women's Hall of Fame Keeper of the Flame Award and the 2017 New York Photonics Education Award. In addition, Professor Vogt is a recipient of the Rochester Business Journal 2016 "Forty Under 40" award recognizing individuals under the age of 40 who have achieved professional success and have made significant contributions to the Rochester community. She serves on the board of trustees for the American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association (APOMA), the Rochester Museum & Science Center and the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster.
Science Colloquium takes place 12:25 to 1:20 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209, the Hostetter Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about Science Colloquium events, please contact Christina Schmidt, assistant professor of biology, at email@example.com or 315.364.3473.