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Founded in 1897, RES is a multi-disciplinary society uniting diverse disciplines to enhance professional development, foster excitement in math and science for the next generation of leaders, and improve communities where members live. The Society supports individual engineers, local affiliates of national engineering societies, schools of engineering, and professional firms. RES provides many opportunities to learn, to build relationships and to contribute to the community.

RES encourages and recognizes innovation, cooperation, professional growth and fellowship, in all levels of development, from student to seasoned engineers, scientists and allied professionals.

RES is recognized as the principal leader committed to increasing the visibility of the greater Rochester area engineering and technical community, serving as a unifying organization for local engineering businesses and associations. 

Our Monthly publication (see current issues below) of the Rochester Engineer disseminates what RES and our affiliates have planned for their members. Please  be sure to check it out and attend a meeting or program for networking!

Community Outreach & Volunteering


We will update this site when plans have been made to present the 12 engineering awards, and the scholarship recipients.

Please join us to celebrate the

118th RES Annual Gala!

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the

Rochester Riverside Convention Center

  • Network with over 250+ colleagues in a relaxed, fun atmosphere!
  •  Witness the awarding of the many awards recipients being honored.
  • See over $25,000 in scholarships awarded!
  • Silent auction (to benefit the scholarship fund)

The 2020 RES Gala Event celebrates the accomplishments of engineers, scientists and technologists of all disciplines and highlights the critical importance of engineering to the greater Rochester community. It draws more than 250 individuals including aspiring young engineers, and highly accomplished professional and academic engineers.

If you have been to the Gala Event in the past, you realize how important it is to the youngest most promising engineers of our community.  Your sponsorship and presence at the event is not only memorable for these young individuals and their families, but it also serves to ensure similar opportunities will be celebrated in the years to come.  This is our only major fundraising effort that supports this century long tradition of celebrating engineering in Rochester! 


  Our MC will be Stacey Pensgen, 

    Meteoroligist from WHEC New 10     


  Entertainment will be  the female a cappella group Vocal Point from the UR.

The Gala Event is an exciting evening of networking, dining, entertainment and celebration with over 250 colleagues in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. We will recognize the finalists and announce the recipient of the 57th Engineer of the Year Award, the 13th Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year Award, two Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year Finalists Awards and eight 2019 Rochester Engineers of Distinction.  In addition, over $25,000 in scholarships will be awarded to local high school and college students in support of their engineering education.  Help us today in sponsoring this event. Your support really matters!

We are proud to offer several sponsorship opportunities for the Gala Event.  We also highly encourage companies to exhibit a product or project prototype to help showcase how important engineering is to our community.














   AP. Professionals

   Heveron & Company CPAs, PLLC



Temporarily Suspending the Work of the RES Tutoring Team…

With the layoffs and realignments, due to the recent RCSD budget crisis, our School has lost a significant portion of its faculty. These departing teachers have recently been replaced by others who were similarly displaced from their own original positions, at other schools. With the resultant disruption in classroom instructional consistency, the Leadership at DWCA has decided to suspend the use of RES Tutors, for the balance of the 2019-20 school year. This has been done in the hope of allowing the “new” teachers to develop closer relationship with their students, and to intensify their focus on improving the reading, math and science scores of our Cooper Scholars.  

We have every expectation that the RES Tutoring Team will be asked to resume its work, next Fall, when our School returns to its newly renovated campus, at 353 Congress Ave., in City’s Nineteenth Ward. When that happens, we will once again need the dedicated service of our current RES Tutors and, no doubt, additional tutors, working with the teachers and students, in support of the NY State Science Curriculum.

Does this sound interesting to you, or maybe to some of your friends? Could you see yourself supporting the presentation of science curriculum to students, ages five to eleven? Who was it that showed you how science could “make a difference” in your life? Could you help introduce someone to science, yourself? Do you think you can make room in your life for this important challenge?

We will continue to build our RES Tutoring Team, now for the 2020-21 school year… We have been giving “Lunch & Learn” presentations in several Rochester area firms and professional groups, to inform and inspire prospective new tutors. We have “hit the ground, running”, and we need your support...Can we schedule a presentation with your firm, your work group, your church or family, sometime this Spring?

Even just two hours a week of your time can make a big difference in the life of a Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Scholar…

Questions???  Reach out to RES Past President Lee Loomis and the RES Tutoring Team at…Rochester Engineering Society (585) 254-2350, via website:, or via email:, (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text)

 (click for a detailed flyer including frequently asked questions)

Dr. Walter Cooper Academy “2020 Science Fair”    

Postponed due to RCSD Lay-Offs

The recent lay-offs, by the Rochester City School District (RCSD), have resulted in the mid-year departure of as many as five elementary school teachers from our School. It has made it necessary for us to postpone and “regroup” in our effort to develop and present the “2020 First Annual Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Science Fair."

The Rochester Engineering Society (RES) was invited to help establish new tradition, back in the late 2018-19 school year. The School-Based Planning Team, and the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), including parents, teachers and administrators, requested the support of the RES in developing a Winter 2020 science fair at #10 School.

In response, we recruited a small team of Volunteer/ Mentors (V/M’s) to work with nine identified Cooper Scholars (Grades 4 – 6), to prepare them for a Science Fair. We were prepared to begin this effort in December 2019.

However, with these sudden mid-year staff reductions, it will be necessary “let things settle out”, and to give the Administration and Faculty some time to determine if, and how, we might still be able to proceed with plans for such an event.

At an early January 2020 meeting with the School Leadership, we began discussing options for moving forward in this effort. We are now in the planning stages for a Spring 2020, science fair.

Please bear with us (Grrrr…), as we continue to seek ways to expose our Cooper Scholars to the many fascinating aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) in their futures.

If you think you might be able to make room in your schedule to help with this effort, please reach out to RES Directors, Lee Loomis ( or (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text) or Jon Kriegel ( or (585) 281-5216, for more information, and to volunteer for this important, potentially life-changing opportunity.

Inspire the NEXT Generation of Innovators and Explorers

We have created a network of volunteers that are excited about sharing their passion and expertise with our communities students. With our combined skills we support and supply students with the skills and understanding that they need to be the next generation of innovators and explorers. 

If you are interested in Volunteering your time in local schools and classrooms sign up now to receive monthly newsletters and information regarding how you can get involved. Together we are changing the future.

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