Friday, April 30, 2010

MOEDC hires new Exec VP of Innovation & Business Development

The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (MOEDC) announced this week that Brian Walters will join the organization as Executive Vice President of Innovation & Business Development. Walters and his family will relocate to Central Florida from Fargo, North Dakota, where he has led the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation as president since 2002.

As EVP-Innovation & Business Development, Walters will serve as the Metro Orlando EDC’s top business development executive and lead the EDC's 16-member business development team. He will report directly to EDC President/CEO Ray Gilley, working closely with Gilley and other EDC management team members on all aspects of organizational management. With the hiring of Walters, the EDC fills the EVP position that has been vacant for several years.

For more information on the MOEDC and its services:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

FPC President represents Optics & Photonics at Visioning Luncheon

FPC President Alex Fong will represent the Florida optics and photonics industry at the annual "Visioning" luncheon of the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce on May 19. The program is designed "to hear from some of the biggest Economic Clusters that create innovation and continue to propel our economy forward."

East Orlando Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Visioning Luncheon
Wednesday, May 19
Location: Renaissance Hotel
5445 Forbes Place, Orlando Fl 32812
12:00 -1:15 Luncheon & Panel Discussion
$45 Members, $55 Non-Members
RSVP to (407)277-5951 by May 10. Seating is limited

BIO-TECH & LIFE SCIENCE : Lars Houmann, Chairman of Bio Orlando and President of Florida Hospital
SIMULATION & TRAINING: Waymon Armstrong, President of Engineering & Computer Simulations, Inc.
AEROSPACE: Percy Luney, Vice President of Space Florida Hospital
DIGITAL MEDIA: Dustin Clingman, CEO of IMI Labs, LLC
OPTICS & PHOTONICS: Alex Fong, Sr. VP Life Sciences & Instrumentation, Gooch & Housego


Washington, DC – April 12th, 2010

The Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) announced today that Michael Lebby will step down as OIDA’s President and CEO to return to industry after serving at OIDA since 2005. Dr. Lebby will continue to serve as past president and a member of the Board. OIDA’s Board of Directors has appointed Frederic Quan as its new President effective today.

Dr. Lebby has positioned OIDA as a National resource in the field of optoelectronics and photonics, and has represented industry in many capacities ranging from talks, papers, market and technical reports. OIDA has driven new industry based initiatives in fiber optics broadband as well as the green photonics movement that is now occurring globally.

Over the past 5 years, OIDA’s membership has grown to include many major manufacturers of optoelectronics components, modules and systems. Dr. Lebby has most recently worked with the FCC to drive higher Internet speeds for consumers with the use of fiber optics. Dr. Lebby noted, “OIDA is now very well positioned to assist the optoelectronics industry in their recovery, and also to help both State and Federal government in their drive to increase skilled optoelectronic jobs and manufacturing here in the US.”

Mr. Quan joins OIDA as an optoelectronics and telecommunications industry veteran with more than 30 years in senior research and management positions at Corning Incorporated. Mr. Quan brings to the OIDA team strength in working with the US Government as well as industry. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to lead OIDA as the industry seeks to rebound from the recent downturn,” Mr. Quan stated. “Technology has rejuvenated the economy in the past, and OIDA can play a crucial role in ensuring technology does so again.”

In announcing the appointment, Dr. Waguih Ishak, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OIDA, underscored the Board’s enthusiasm to work with Mr. Quan in pursuing its new growth strategy, adding “Fred Quan brings technical expertise, deep knowledge of the industry and an impressive track record of collaboration with government agencies and departments in the development of technology.” Dr. Ishak also added “The Board thanks Dr. Lebby for his contributions to OIDA and looks forward to having him on the Board representing his company.”

In 1974 Mr. Quan joined Corning Incorporated where he played a critical role pioneering the budding fiber optics industry. Mr. Quan started the specialty fiber business for Corning and was solely responsible for Corning’s government contracts business.

In recent years, Mr. Quan has been instrumental in establishing several industry groups including the IDCC, (, and the GMIC, ( to enhance partnerships and further collaborative projects between major industrial companies and government agencies.

His academic credentials include a BSEE from the Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY and an MBA in finance and marketing from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. He has four patents and has authored numerous papers and magazine articles. Mr. Quan has taught continuing education courses on fiber optics at George Washington University since 1981 and lectured for several years at the USDA Graduate School on technology transfer.

About OIDA:

OIDA is a Washington DC-based, non-profit association that promotes optoelectronics. OIDA members include the leading providers of optoelectronic components and systems enabled by optoelectronics, as well as universities and research institutions. OIDA serves as the voice of industry to government and academia, acts as liaison with other industry associations worldwide, and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information within the optoelectronics community. Learn more about OIDA at

Editorial Contact:

David Iams
Communications Director
(202) 785-4426

Courtesy OIDA

Monday, April 26, 2010

High Impact Technology Exchange Conference

HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technical education where technical educators, counselors, industry professionals, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with Educating America's Technical Workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation's economy.

HI-TEC will uniquely explore the convergence of scientific disciplines and technologies including:

• Advanced Manufacturing
• Aerospace
• Agricultural, Environmental, and Energy
• Biomanufacturing, Biotechnology,
and Engineering

• Geospatial
• Information, Communications, and Security
• Learning and Evaluation
• Micro-and Nanotechnologies
• Optics and Photonics


Story Musgrave
Former NASA Astronaut

Wednesday, July 28
8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Anthony M. Johnson
Center for Advanced Studies in Photonics Research (CASPR)
Thursday, July 29
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.


• Community College & University Faculty
• High School Teachers
• Workforce Development Advocates
• Counselors
• Industry Professionals
• Technicians

HI-TEC is supported by the National Science Foundation and contributions from corporate and industry partners. For more information about supporting HI-TEC, click here.

With Support From:

The National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program endeavors to strengthen the skills of technicians, whose work is vitally important to the nation's prosperity and security. Through collaborations between two-year institutions and industry, ATE centers and projects ensure that our future technical workforce receives the education and tools necessary to excel professionally and to meet the needs of our ever-growing high-tech industries.

HI-TEC is produced by a consortium of NSF Advanced Technological Education centers and projects. For more information about producing HI-TEC, click here.

Executive Producers

link to the Biolink website link to the Convergence Technology Center website link to Florida Advanced Technological Education Center website link to the ICT Center website link to Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center website
link to Midwest Regional Center for Nanotechnology Education website link to OPTEC website link to the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education in New Mexico link to SpaceTEC website


link to Consortium for Alabama Regional Center for Automotive Manufacturing website link to Cyberwatch Center website link to Mid-Pacific Information and Communications Technologies Center website link to Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing website link to Technology and Innovation in Manufacturing and Engineering website

Associate Producers

link to Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative website link to GeoTech website link to National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education website link to Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative website link to the National Center for Manufacturing Education website
link to South Carolina Advanced Technological Education Center website link to Weld-Ed website

Questions: Contact Sheila Wilson

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

LightPath Announcement: LightPath Technologies New Product Announcement f/1.3, 14.9 mm Focal Length Thermal Imaging Lens

LightPath Technologies introduces an Athermalized f/1.3, 14.9 mm focal length IR lens Assembly for thermal imaging using 8 µm – 12 µm infrared signatures.

(January 19th, 2009) Orlando, FL. LightPath Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPTH - News),

LightPath Technologies is pleased to introduce an f/1.3, 14.9 mm focal length Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) lens assembly designed for uncooled infrared sensors. These lenses are designed as the primary optics for thermal imagers in a wide variety of applications including homeland security, firefighting, predictive maintenance and driver’s vision enhancement systems in automobiles. These thermal imaging markets have a combined current estimated value of over $2.5 billion.

This new lens assembly integrates LightPath’s Black DiamondÔ molded chalcogenide infrared lenses that are a lower cost substitute for high volume diamond-turned Germanium and Zinc Selenide optics. The opto-mechanical design combined with the unique material properties of Black Diamond glasses provide athermalization for temperature stability from -40oC to 85 oC without adding additional cost. This specific design gives a 60 degree field-of-view and when paired with a 15 mm sensor with a 25 micron pixel pitch.

“LightPath Technologies is continuing to diversify its product line for Infrared Optical Assemblies with the introduction of this lens. This new product will address the rapidly expanding thermal imaging and night vision enhancement markets. ” said Jim Gaynor, CEO and President of LightPath.

LightPath Technologies Inc. will be exhibiting their new Infrared Lens Assembly at the Defense, Security and Sensing conference in Orlando Florida from April 6th through April 8th. LightPath’s Booth is 530.

Contact: Ray Pini, Director of Marketing

LightPath Technologies, Inc.

Phone: (407) 382-4003



This news release includes statements that constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This information may involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, factors detailed by LightPath Technologies, Inc. in its public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required under the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, we do not have any intention or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

GRADIUM® is a registered trademark of LightPath Technologies

Colloquium Presentation - Dr. Zameer U. Hasan, Friday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m. in MAP 318

Dr. Zameer U. Hasan from Temple University will present a Colloquium titled ‘The Ice Age and Beyond: A New Paradigm in Miniaturization of Nano-Photonics and Electronics’ at 4:00 p.m. this Friday, April 23rd, 2010 in MAP 318. Dr. Hasan received his Ph.D. from Australia National University.

Research performed in Dr. Hasan’s group is covered by the field broadly described as Atomic Condensed Matter Physics in the optical energy range. It touches the interdisciplinary boundaries of Quantum Optics, Laser Physics, Materials Physics, Chemical Physics and Photonics. Our research efforts are directed towards gaining a better understanding of solids at the atomic level and the physical processes that are initiated when electromagnetic radiation interacts with matter. The ultimate goal is to exploit the condensed matter at the atomic scale in future applications miniaturizing photonics and electro-optics devices. Potential applications of our research include: high-density frequency domain optical storage, quantum computing, wide band optical communication, and semiconductor photonic devices, etc. Our research activities are divided between designing, fabricating and atomically tailoring exotic materials, on one hand, and performing high frequency and time resolution studies to investigate optical, electro-optical and magneto-optical properties of these materials. Recently, we have been studying rare earth doped II-VI and III-V materials in the form of micro-particles, nano-particles, thin films and multiple quantum well structures. These materials both undoped and doped with optically active ions are designed, synthesized, fabricated, and processed in our labs.

For more information about his research please go to the following website,


Pre-conference workshops

July 26-27, 2010

Main Conference

July 28-29, 2010


Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

1500 Masters Boulevard

ChampionsGate, FL 33896

For more information and to register, please go to

Questions: contact Sheila Wilson at

HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technical education where technical educators, counselors, industry professionals, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with Educating America's Technical Workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation's economy.

HI-TEC will uniquely explore the convergence of scientific disciplines and technologies including:

Advanced Manufacturing


Agricultural, Environmental, and Energy Biomanufacturing, Biotechnology,

and Engineering


Information, Communications, and Security Learning and Evaluation Micro-and Nanotechnologies Optics and Photonics


Story Musgrave (


Former NASA Astronaut

Wednesday, July 28

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Anthony M. Johnson (


Center for Advanced Studies in Photonics Research (CASPR) Thursday, July 29 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.


Community College & University Faculty

High School Teachers

Workforce Development Advocates Counselors

Industry Professionals


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Brevard Space Summit Registration Open

"Overcoming the Space Challenge Through Regional Innovations," a half-day, action-oriented summit for Space Coast businesses and community leaders.

April 30, 2010, 8:00 a.m. ­- 1:00 p.m.
Melbourne-Viera Holiday Inn
8298 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940

No Cost to attend, complimentary breakfast & lunch

Register here

This fast-paced panel discussion and working lunch will:

  • Provide an overview of Brevard's current economic reality
  • Gather input to fully leverage Brevard's resources and assets
  • Generate measurable and clear actions toward job-creating solutions

Participate with the experts who are guiding the development of state and local initiatives:

Frank Dibello, President, Space Florida
Mark Nappi, Vice President, United Space Alliance
Howard Tipton, Brevard County Manager
Brian Binggeli, Superintendent, Brevard Public Schools
Lynda Weatherman, President, EDC of Florida's Space Coast

Sponsored by FLORIDA TODAY

Hosted by:
The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast and Brevard Workforce

Event Managed by LEAD Brevard

For more information, contact Jacki Meadows at

(321) 394-0513 or

Monday, April 19, 2010

NSBA Update on White House Briefing

Dear Small-Business Advocate,

Last week, the National Small Business Association (NSBA) invited you to attend the 2010 Washington Presentation in Washington, D.C. on May 26 - 27. This annual event provides small-business owners the opportunity to meet with lawmakers, network with other small-business owners, and hear from policy experts. As an attendee, you will participate in events such as the Congressional Breakfast, the announcement of the winner of the 2010 Lewis I. Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award, the Washington Presentation Reception with key hill staffers and members of the media, and critical issue briefings from policy experts.

NSBA members also will get the opportunity to attend a high-level White House Briefing. Though we are grateful that the White House will be hosting a small-business issue briefing during NSBA's Annual Washington Presentation, we would like to clarify that the briefing is open to all NSBA members, not simply those participating in the balance of the conference. The conference registration fee is designed to cover meals, facilities, and the administration of the event and is in no way tied to participation in the White House briefing. Any member wishing to attend this briefing alone should register with Rosa Wright at or 202-293-8830.

If you are interested in registering for the entire Washington Presentation event, please click here.

I look forward to seeing you in D.C.!


Todd O. McCracken, President
National Small Business Association

Thursday, April 15, 2010

TIP Announces 2010 Competition

The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it is seeking proposals for high-risk, high-reward research projects in the area of Critical National Need: Manufacturing. Based on FY 2010 funds, TIP expects to award a total of approximately $25 million in first-year funding for R&D projects that address "Manufacturing and Biomanufacturing: Materials Advances and Critical Processes."

For detailed information on the announced competition, including submission requirements, deadlines and the scope of the Critical National Need topic area, see the Federal Funding Opportunity at, the Federal Register Notice at or the TIP Web site at

TIP supports, promotes, and accelerates innovation in the United States through funding high-risk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need. The merit-based competitive program can fund cost-shared R&D projects by single small-sized or medium-sized businesses and joint ventures that additionally may include institutions of higher education, non-profit research organizations and national laboratories. TIP awards are limited to no more than $3 million total over three years for a single company project and no more than $9 million total over five years for a joint venture. TIP was established by the 2007 America COMPETES Act.

Monday, April 12, 2010

FIT: Talk by distinguished speaker, Prof. H. John Caulfield(Thu, April 15, - 12:00 -13:00)

The Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) department at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) is proud to present its Spring 2010 distinguished speaker, namely *Prof. H. John Caulfield*, one of the world’s leaders in holography, for an invited lecture titled “/Beyond Hyper-Spectral Imaging Camera/,” which will be held in the *Auditorium

P133* of the Evans Library of FIT’s main campus from *12:00 to 13:00*

this *Thursday, April 15*. The talk is hosted by Dr. Syed H. Murshid, associate professor of ECE.

Prof. Caulfield is known world-wide for his technical and organizational achievements in a number of fields including holography, optical computing, and metrology. In holography, he is the Editor in Chief of Journal of Holography and Speckle and his most recent edited book on holography has just been issued: New Directions in Holography and Speckle. In optical computing, he has worked with Joseph Shamir (the

Technion) and James Hardy (Idaho State) to solve the 40-year-old problem of making practical optical circuits that consume no energy and can work at any bandwidth the optical beam carries. He has reignited the interest in optical Fourier pattern recognition, by showing how to maintain its

ability to recognize and locate objects while doing much more powerful

discrimination than was ever thought possible. In metrology, he has applied his invention of fuzzy metrology to wavelength meters, non-imaging location of points, and spectral discrimination. In a field

closely related to optics, he and Andrew Parker (Oxford) just solved a

"chicken and egg problem" in the evolution of visual systems. His theory on the evolution of consciousness seems to be gathering supporters. One

of his popular articles (the 1984 National geographic cover story on

holography) has been read by over 25 million people. John is however humble enough to remind everyone that it was not his writing that accomplished it; instead it was the hologram of an eagle that was made

by Ken Haines. SPIE has presented him with more major prizes and awards

than anyone in their history including the highest award - the Gold Medal. That medal this year, for instance, goes to Clarence Townes for

the invention of the laser. He is a nominee for the OSA’s highest award

- the Mees Award. Should he win, he and Joseph Goodman of Stanford would be the only two living scientists to receive both.

You are cordially invited to take part in this one-time, unique event.

Just RSVP with the ECE department’s administrative assistant, Mrs. Tania Moxley-Watkins, by sending her a short email to by this *Wednesday noon*, in which you state your intent to attend the talk. If needed, please also request driving directions and/or a temporary parking permit in the same email. We will be very happy to see you there.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Preparation Workshop

Date: April 29, 2010
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $49 (includes a box lunch)
Location: TRDA Business Innovation Center
1050 W. NASA Blvd, Melbourne, FL

Small businesses receive more than $2 billion in federal grants and contracts each year through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. TRDA’s workshop helps businesses develop higher quality proposals that can lead to higher company win rates. TRDA has scheduled 7 workshops with top-notch SBIR trainers in the following cities across the state: Boca Raton, Jacksonville, Melbourne, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, and Tampa.

Mark Henry, Trainer/Facilitator
Founder and president of Grow Emerging Companies LLC, Mark Henry has been involved in the planning, preparation, and production of some 2,000 SBIR and STTR proposals, and is known around the country as the "Vince Lombardi" of the SBIR program. When Mark's unique proposal preparation process is followed, his clients' success rate is five times the national average on Phase I SBIR/STTR proposals.

Mark was a founding board member of Small Business Technology Council (SBTC). He is a past president of the National Academy of Technology Entrepreneurs and Innovators. He was Oregon's Technology Delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Small Business and he served for several years as Technology Chair on the Small Business Administration's National Advisory Council. In 1996 Mark won an individual National Tibbetts Award for his contributions to the SBIR program. Mark has given SBIR presentations at more than 50 national SBIR meetings since 1984, and he has conducted SBIR seminars and workshops in more than 30 states during the past 26 years.
Joni Richards, NASA Guest Speaker
Joni Richards, SBIR Technology Infusion Manager at NASA-KSC, will make a presentation and be available for questions about NASA’s SBIR program and topics.

Register and pay online at For more information, contact Bonnie O’Regan at or call 321.872.1050 X107.
Date: April 29, 2010
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $49 (includes a box lunch)
Location: TRDA Business Innovation Center
1050 W. NASA Blvd, Melbourne, FL
Support for this program is provided by
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Thursday, April 8, 2010

SEMINAR: 4.23.10 / CREOL 102 / 11:00-12:00pm / “IEEE Student Chapter Seminar Optical and Electronic Signal Processing for Fiber-Optic Communications”

“IEEE Student Chapter Seminar - Optical and Electronic Signal Processing for Fiber-Optic Communications”

Friday, April 23 2010



John C. Cartledge

Queen’s University at Kingston and Corning, Inc.


Currently, there is a substantial research and development effort directed toward optical signal processing and electronic signal processing for fiber-optic communications. Much of the work is aimed at mitigating the effects of transmission impairments such as chromatic dispersion, polarization mode dispersion, fiber nonlinearities, amplifier noise, and band-limiting. It is being pursued in the presence of an ongoing interest in increasing the per-channel bit rate in order to meet the growing demand for telecommunication services. For optical signal processing, a variety of approaches are available for implementing functions such as 2R (re-amplification and re-shaping) and 3R (re-amplification, re-shaping and re-timing) regeneration. For electronic signal processing, advanced digital signal processing is being applied to both fiber-optic transmitters and receivers, and has lead to a renewed interest in coherent optical detection. This lecture presents an overview of optical and electronic signal processing technologies, including a critical assessment of each approach. Specific examples are considered in more detail to highlight key aspects of the technologies.


John Cartledge was a Member of Scientific Staff at Bell-Northern Research from 1979 to 1982. Since 1982 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University. In 2002 he was appointed an inaugural recipient of a Queen’s Research Chair. He has spent sabbatical leaves with Bellcore (1988-89), Tele Danmark Research (1995-96), and Corning (2009-10). His current research interests include optical modulators, optical signal processing (wavelength converters, optical regenerators), electronic signal processing for optical waveform generation, and digital coherent systems. Dr. Cartledge is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), recipient of the IEEE Canada Outstanding Engineering Educator Award (2009), and an Associate Editor for IEEE Photonics Technology Letters.

For More Information:

Sharad Bhooplapur



SEMINAR: 4.27.10 / CREOL102 / 11:00-12:00 / “Optical isolator: Application to photonic integrated circuits”

“Optical isolator: Application to photonic integrated circuits”

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


11:00 - 12:00pm

Tetsuya Mizumoto

Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology


Optical active devices fail to operate in a pre-determined manner, when unwanted reflections are launched into them. An optical isolator plays an essential role in protecting optical devices from unwanted reflections. Commercially available optical isolators based on a magneto-optic Faraday effect, which are provided with optical fiber and optical beam interfaces, are hard to be integrated with other optical devices.

In case of waveguide isolators, it is quite unrealizable to use a rotation of polarization, because the precise control of waveguide birefringence is needed. Several approaches have been developed to avoid the precise control of waveguide geometry, like a nonreciprocal radiation and a nonreciprocal loss isolator. An interferometric waveguide isolator, which uses a nonreciprocal phase shift provided by the first-order magneto-optic effect, has the advantages of a single polarization operation and a wide operational wavelength range. Also, the interferometric isolator is realizable in several waveguide platforms by using a magneto-optic material in a cladding layer. To achieve this, we developed a direct bonding technique of magneto-optic garnet on III-V compound semiconductors and silicon waveguides. In this talk, the integration of optical isolators will be addressed, which includes a non-magneto-optic approach.


Tetsuya Mizumoto received the B.E., M.E., and D.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1979, 1981, and 1984, respectively.

Since 1984, he has been a Research Associate at Tokyo Institute of Technology. Currently, he is a Professor with Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research has been concerned mainly with waveguide optical devices, especially magneto-optic devices and all-optical switching devices based on the third-order nonlinearity.

Contact information:

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo 152-8552, Japan

Phone: +81-3-5734-2578


"How The Best Get Better in Sales"

Title: "How The Best Get Better in Sales"

Presented by Dave Rothfeld of Creative Sales & Management

Date: Friday, April 23rd Time: 8:30am-10:00am

Fee: $20 (Free to Incubator Clients)

Location: UCF HR Training room #123, 12565 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL., 32826

Please RSVP to Renee Ayala at 407-882-0202 or via email

One on one 45 minute appointments available after seminar. Available time slots are: 10:30, 11:15 and 12:00.

"This workshop is truly consultative in nature and will allow the attendees to establish the best business relationships based on partnering with your customers to provide solutions to their problems. No trickery, no deception, no canned franchise games, just a solid process designed to increase sales and customer satisfaction at the same time. Our clients following this program have been closing sales in the 70-80% range consistently. No matter if you are a rookie salesperson or a black-belt, you need to learn what your customers want today, and how to sell them in a manner they'll love and one you'll be comfortable delivering."

Brief bio info:

Dave Rothfeld is a top sales trainer, consultant, strategist and coach since 1987 with a reputation for results. He is the founder of Creative Sales + Management, Inc., a unique consulting firm whose service hallmark is a shirt sleeve, hands-on involvement with its clients' critical issues. He offer public seminars, in-depth consultation services, and
formal customized programs for sales and service professionals and management teams. They solve the kinds of problems that lead to failure in business development-problems that prevent growth. Dave has a rich background in business to business selling and corporate management. Prior to founding CS+M in 1987, Dave was General Manager at Bose Corp., Executive V.P. Sales at Gulf + Western Corp. and General Sales Manager at Electro-Voice Corp. Prior to that he was a successful field salesperson and regional manager.

He is known nationally as a results oriented sales, management and service trainer and as a consultant and mentor to many businesses and individuals in the U.S.A. and abroad. Often invited to be a keynote speaker for Professional Associations and Fortune 500 companies, Dave is able to combine his continuous studies of the sales process with 25 years of business success to help his clients become more successful in these trying times. He stands in stark contrast to many who present themselves as "experts" in sales and management
training, but have no formal MBA training or practical business sales and management experience, relying more on a franchise, "canned" academic approach to the subject of sales and management training.

Dave is the creator of Total Quality Selling, a consultative sales process, U.S. agent for "The Key to Successful Selling" blended learning system , author of numerous sales workshops and is the publisher of "Sales Trax", a free weekly series of e-mail sales tips and a weekly "Focus On Sales" column in the Orlando Business Journal.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"Fiber Lasers that Emit CW Light at Wavelengths Approaching 3 μm"

"Fiber Lasers that Emit CW Light at Wavelengths Approaching 3 μm"

Wednesday, April 7, 2010



Stuart D. Jackson

The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)


Silicate glass based fiber lasers emitting in the shortwave infrared spectrum, i.e., 1.4 microns to 3 microns are based on the phonon-terminated transitions of Er, Tm and Ho. In this review I will examine the pump, fiber and dopant configurations that have been tested in order to maximize the efficiency and output power produced from these transitions and I will highlight some of the issues that may need to be addressed in order to further scale the output power

For mor information:

Larry Shah


April 14th_2nd Annual Symposium - UCF- Progress Energy Sr. Designin Renewable & Sustainable Energy

UCF College of Engineering & Computer Science
2nd Annual - Progress Energy Senior Design Symposium in Renewable & Sustainable Energy (2010 Symposium)

Wednesday, April 14th - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, UCF Student Union

You are cordially invited to join UCF College of Engineering & Computer Science undergraduate students showcasing their innovation, research and talent at the 2nd Annual Progress Energy Senior Design Symposium in Renewable & Sustainable Energy (2010 Symposium) during National Environmental Education Week and preceding Earth Week. Vincent Dolan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Progress Energy Florida, will provide the Symposium's keynote address.

Pre-registration is not required and complimentary registration is provided. For 2009 Inaugural Symposium highlights, please refer to: A partial list of the 2nd Annual 2010 Symposium presentations and demonstrations includes:

· On the Green – Bolt on Hybrid Conversion Kit

· Green Diesel Hybrid – Diesel Conversion

· Organic Rankine Cycle for third world power generation

· Solar Thermal Energy Storage System

· Solar Powered Stirling Buoy

· Solar Parabolic Trough

· Bike Buddy – Human powered bicycle accessories interface

· Power Allocation Phase 3: Lift Stations, Water Treatment and Reclaim Water Facilities

· Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

· Wind Turbine: Train Tunnel Application

· Solar Powered Car Cooler

· Water Tunnel for Turbine Blade Testing

· Solar Water Distiller – Desalination of water for third world countries

· calBox 360 – Human Powered video game console interface

· Wireless Solar Panel Monitoring

· Hydrogen Fuel Cell UAV

· ASHRAE Build & Design Competition – Florida Hospital

Engineering Talent for The Next Wave in Renewable & Sustainable Energy: The UCF Commitment
In keeping with the university mission and commitments, the UCF – Progress Energy Senior Design Symposium is focused on developing socially conscious engineering projects in Renewable & Sustainable Energy. UCF President John Hitt is a member of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment Leadership Circle. UCF has adopted the U.S. Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards for buildings that are new or undergoing renovations. An ambitious new Climate Action Plan strengthens UCF’s status as an innovative leader in “green” operations, classes and research. The plan will guide the nation’s third-largest university as it works to meet President Hitt’s pledge to become climate neutral by 2050.

During their senior year, UCF College of Engineering & CS students bridge the gap between academic and professional experience by participating in year-long design projects that involve Renewable & Sustainable Energy. Along with their faculty advisors, engineering students work to develop innovative product proposals, conduct the design analysis, design and build a prototype, prepare engineering reports, and present at the Progress Energy Senior Design Symposium in Renewable & Sustainable Energy. Besides showcasing engineering innovation and talent development for the next wave of UCF engineers in the Clean Energy Sector, results include invaluable experiences in project management, leadership and teamwork building.

UCF College of Engineering & Computer Science