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The light express roadshow: a case study in a successful secondary school's photonics outreach activity
Author(s): Pearl John; Keith Wilcox; Sunil Patel

Paper Abstract

The schools outreach programme of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton has reached over six thousand school children during the last five years. The outreach programme centres on a traveling 'Light Express Roadshow'; a laser light show and photonics lecture provided free to schools throughout the South East of England. This paper explores the technical, educational and funding issues associated with providing a successful outreach activity to inspire and encourage a new generation of physicists.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96641R (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207708
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Pearl John, Consultant (United Kingdom)
Keith Wilcox, Consultant (United Kingdom)
Sunil Patel, Consultant (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9664:
Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
François Flory, Editor(s)

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