Jennifer Kruschwitz named 2012 Technology Woman of the Year

May 16, 2012
Rochester, NY - Digital Rochester recently presented its 2012 Technology Woman of the Year award to Jennifer Kruschwitz.

Rochester, NY - Digital Rochester recently presented its 2012 Technology Woman of the Year award.

The recipient was Jennifer Kruschwitz, principal engineer at JK Consulting. The presentation came during a breakfast event at Locust Hill Country Club.

The award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of women in the technology field in Rochester, officials said.

Kruschwitz was one of 11 nominees named earlier this month.

Kruschwitz accomplishments include being a senior member of the Optical Society of America and a member of the International Society of Optical Engineers. Kruschwitz has published more than 20 journal articles and magazines. She also holds two patents as well as two patents pending in the areas of laser cinema display and color. She is currently an adjunct assistant professor to the University of Rochester and the University of Arizona. She has been on the International OSA Board of Directors as well as President of the Rochester local chapter. She was Chair of the Women of the OSA where she profiled several “up-and-coming” female graduate students for the WOSA newsletter. She works with MCC (where she sits on the Optical Technology Advisory Board) and East High School in organizing the “Summer Sizzler” to introduce optics to teens in their senior year. Since its inception, the Sizzler has doubled in size where many of the participants are young women.

The other nominees for the award were:
• Elizabeth Amato Fleck, manager of health information technology, Innovative Solutions Ltd.
• Cheryl Carney, regional director, Windstream Corp.
• Jessica DeGroote Nelson, research and development manager, Optimax Systems, Inc.
• Dawn DePerrior, senior director of enterprise clinical systems, University of Rochester Medical Center
• Uma Gupta, CEO and founder, PlanetGPA
• Jennifer Indovina, president and CEO, Tenrehte Technologies Inc.
• Sally Loughry, director of customer Service, M5 Networks Inc.
• Robin Louvain, software program manager, Carestream Health Inc.
• Cheryl Nelan, president and owner, CMIT Solutions of Monroe
• Jennifer Shanley, CEO, Zwirlz Inc.


Follow us on Twitter and 'like' us on Facebook

Follow OptoIQ on your iPhone; download the free app here.

About the Author

Kellie Chadwick | Editorial Intern

Sponsored Recommendations

How to Tune Servo Systems: The Basics

April 10, 2024
Learn how to tune a servo system using frequency-based tools to meet system specifications by watching our webinar!

How Precision Motion Systems are Shaping the Future of Semiconductor Manufacturing

March 28, 2024
This article highlights the pivotal role precision motion systems play in supporting the latest semiconductor manufacturing trends.

Melles Griot® XPLAN™ CCG Lens Series

March 19, 2024
IDEX Health & Science sets a new standard with our Melles Griot® XPLAN™ CCG Lens Series fluorescence microscope imaging systems. Access superior-quality optics with off-the-shelf...

Spatial Biology

March 19, 2024
Spatial Biology refers to the field that integrates spatial information into biological research, allowing for the study of biological systems in their native spatial context....

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Laser Focus World, create an account today!