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Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics

Dedicated in Spring 2007, the Robert B. Goergen Hall is the new home of both the Institute of Optics–founded in 1929, it is the nation's first academic program in optics–and Biomedical Engineering–one of the College's newest and fastest growing departments. This 100,000-square-foot building features extensive research facilities, undergraduate and graduate teaching labs, state-of-the-art demonstration and lecture halls, as well as the new Center for Institute Ventures, an initiative to help faculty commercialize their research and discoveries.

275 Hutchison Rd, Rochester, NY 14620

Place Type

River Campus


Upcoming Events

Autism Awareness Month-Film Screening

As part of the third week of autism awareness month, URDA will be hosting a film screening of Deej, a documentary following a nonspeaking autistic, DJ...

Friday, April 19 7:30pm
Flying on a Rainbow — Diffractive Solar Sails

Dr. Grover Swartzlander, Rochester Institute of Technology A new and exciting era of space flight is emerging. Fledgling solar sailing missions are...

Monday, April 22 3:30pm
Biomedical Engineering Seminar

Mary Beth Monroe, Syracuse University, "Shape memory polymer foam for hemorrhage control"

Tuesday, April 23 8:30am
An American in Warsaw: Hugh Gibson, US Minister to Poland, 1919-1924

A talk by M.B.B. Biskupski, Stanislaus A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish American Studies at Central Connecticut State University, followed by a...

Friday, April 26 7:30pm
Biomedical Engineering Seminar

Ian Bruce, McMaster University, "When things go bad with brain plasticity: modeling the central effects of hearing loss"

Tuesday, April 30 8:30am

Recent Events

Phamily Pheud

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Biomedical Engineering Seminar

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Is There Too Much Social Mobility?

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Biomedical Engineering Seminar

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

UR Baja Design and Sponsorship Day

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Recent Activity


ALEXANDRA BROOKS left a positive review Friday, November 2, 2018

Good movie and environment!


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