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Two-day workshop will feature photonics, technology transfer
August 31, 1998

Robert J. Trew, director of research for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Duncan Moore, associate director for technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will keynote a two-day forum September 9 at Bishop Center and September 10 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.

The event, co-sponsored by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, Connecticut Innovations Inc., the Photonics Research Center at UConn and other Connecticut businesses, will focus on the role of photonics and other technologies in the 21st century. Trew and Moore will speak during an afternoon session September 9 at Bishop Center, followed by a panel discussion with Chancellor Mark A. Emmert; Michael J. Wojcicki, vice president for university and federal programs, Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp.; Victor Budnick, president of Connecticut Innovations Inc.; and Anthony DeMaria, president of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering and a research professor at UConn.

The event, including lunch each day, is free to UConn faculty and students who register before September 3. Registration at the door is $25 for faculty and staff. The first day of the program, at Bishop Center, focuses on photonics and other emerging technologies and how their use can improve people's lives, as well as a discussion regarding how the federal government creates policies regarding the use of technology. On September 10, other sessions will focus on how to bring research to successful commercialization, industry-univ ersity technology transfer, and how to bring photonics companies to Connecticut.

To register or for more information, call Joyce Banelli at (860) 657-8633.