June 9th: 10th Science Hall of Fame Dinner Banquet, Our 50th Annual Banquet

Thursday June 9th 2016  Delta Lake Inn, Rome, NY, Starting at 6 PM.

Banquet Reservations MUST BE MADE  by June 1st. This Dinner Banquet is OPEN to the Public.

Rome Science Hall of Fame Dinner

  • Fresh Garden Salad & Dinner Rolls  ~ Tri-colored Tortellini w/blush sauce
  • Grilled Steak w/peppercorn sauce ~ Herb-encrusted Tenderloin of Pork
  • Wild Rice + Seasonal Vegetable Medley ~ Chief’s Selection of Dessert +  Coffee & Tea Station

$25 per person, Gratuity Included

At 7:30 PM the Program Presentation will begin.

The 2016 Inductees are:

  • Dr. Peter Coccia
  • Dr. Sean Diehl
  • Dr. R. Linderman
  • 12 Seniors from the Class of 2016

The Rome Science Hall of Fame began 2007. It is located on the East Wall, 2nd Floor, at Rome City Hall.

Dr. Paul Phister will be the Master of Ceremonies and will introduce the Inductees as well as some guest speakers for this very special occasion.

For reservations, contact any RAS Trustee or get in touch through https://www.romescience.org/contact/

Donations for the Rome Academy of Sciences Scholarship Fund will also be accepted.

Present and Future Fiber Optic Networks in Rome NY

On Thursday May 19th, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Rome Historical Society Auditorium Joe Pasqualetti will present “Present and Future Fiber Optic Networks”.  We hope to see you there.

Joe Pasqualetti graduated from Rome Free Academy in 2010 and with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from SUNY Poly in 2015. He has published numerous applications to the iOS App Store in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. He interned at the AF Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate located on the Griffiss Business & Technology Park during the summer of 2013 and in the Fall of 2015 joined a defense contractor developing software with the Information Directorate.

In 2014, Joe read an article about new fiber internet networks in Vermont utilizing telephone and utility poles for greatly reduced cost. This sparked an idea that the internet infrastructure in Rome is changeable and can be improved. Since then he has become an advocate in upgrading the City of Rome’s communications infrastructure.

Currently, Joe continues to advocate for and research fiber optic technologies and how they can benefit Rome and he is the Chair of the Technology Committee of the Rome Main Street Alliance.