The National Science Foundation has awarded a nearly $285,000 grant to the University of Rochester to fund photonics research.
That according to Congresswoman Louise Slaughter who says the money will help train graduate students in optics and polymer science. The grant will be used to study polymers capable of light emission as chemists work to develop them for the biomedical imaging of tumors.
She says the grant will build on photonics research being done every day in Rochester.
The research team will work to develop hands-on activities as part of a summer course at the U of R and for exhibitions at the Rochester Museum and Science Center to engage the broader community.