November 2019
Check out the new APOMA website!

We have completed the process of updating the APOMA website ! The changes make finding the information you need most faster and easier. Currently our two most viewed pages are the homepage and our membership page listing all our members and what they have to offer. This industry specific information is directing business directly to you and your facilities. Please double check what is listed on the site via the Member List tab to be sure it offers the best explanation of your organization's offerings and if not, let us know and we will make any changes.

We invite you to take advantage of your APOMA website and send us your news so we can post it on the site as well! The new site features sections for apprenticeship, ISO 10110, and compliance updates from our respective committees doing work in these important areas. It also features a new form for posting your job opportunities. We will be using these sections more frequently moving forward. Check it out today!
For eNews and website submissions or general member questions, please contact:
Thank you for attending APOMA's General Meeting at OPTIFAB 2019!

Our most recent APOMA General Meeting at OPTIFAB in Rochester, NY was attended by over 80 members and potential members-- it was standing room only and our largest APOMA General Meeting attendance ever! Thank you all for your support.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, please click HERE to view the updates that were presented, including exciting news from Monroe Community College's Dr. Alexis Vogt on her recent $4.4M grant award from the Office of Naval Research, on behalf of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, for the Manufacturing Engineering Education Program! This important program will fund a full-time National Work-Based
Learning Coordinator to assist in the national establishment of a Precision Optics Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship program.

Our next General Meeting will take place at Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco-- we hope you'll be able to join us!
APOMA Student Poster Award Presented at OPTIFAB 2019

Congratulations to David Vega from The University of Arizona, APOMA's Best Student Poster Awardee at Optifab 2019!

Pictured at left with APOMA President Mike Mandina, David's poster paper was titled:

Optomechanics, assembly, and alignment of endoscopic optical systems in the < 1.5mm regime ( Paper 11175-79). Author(s): David Vega, Jennifer K. Barton, Gabriella Romano, Kelli Kiekens, Dominique B. Galvez, The Univ. of Arizona (United States).
November 12-13, 2020

Save the date for APOMA's Colorado Tech Workshop in Boulder, CO. Sessions will focus on problem-solving techniques and training for all areas of optical fabrication.

Participants may also be invited to tour Ball Aerospace’s extensive manufacturing facility in Broomfield, CO as well as visit Front Range Community College’s new Center for Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Stay tuned for additional event details!
APOMA Members Support 19th Annual WNY Optics/Photonics Golf Tournament

Many thanks to our members for their generosity in supporting the 19th Annual WNY Optics and Photonics Golf Tournament! With 300+ participants and volunteers, the event raised $27,981.60  for Golisano Children's Hospital !
Welcome New Members!

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