WHAT: Students participating in optics programs at area high schools and at Monroe Community College will join local industry employers in honoring Corning Incorporated Foundation for its leadership and philanthropy in support of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and career technical education at the MCC Foundation’s 23rd annual Salute to Excellence dinner.
WHERE: Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St., Rochester
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 15 — event reception at 5:30 p.m.; dinner and award ceremony at 7 p.m.
DETAILS: Corning Incorporated Foundation partners with MCC to attract more students to STEM and career technical fields, especially optics technology, in an effort to satisfy employer demand for skilled workers.
Corning Incorporated Foundation President Karen C. Martin will accept the Salute to Excellence award. Optics education and career displays will be presented at the event. Funds raised at the Salute to Excellence support student scholarships, faculty grants and educational innovation at MCC.