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Development of a photonics outreach and education program through partnerships at Universidad Metropolitana for Puerto Rico and the IYL
Author(s): A. Diaz; J. S. Friedman; R. Saltares; R. Gordillo; E. Trujillo

Paper Abstract

As the only photonics center in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean we have developed since 2014 and for the International Year of Light 2015 a comprehensive education and outreach program. We show how we have successfully reached an audience of more than 9,500 including K-12 students and teachers, general public, and specialized audiences, by partnering with other institutions and private companies to maximize resources. We present our experience, challenges, rewards and results or our activities and the types of partnerships we developed with institutions and private companies that were fundamental to achieve our goals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9946, Optics Education and Outreach IV, 994606 (27 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2238039
Show Author Affiliations
A. Diaz, Univ. Metropolitana (United States)
J. S. Friedman, Univ. Metropolitana (United States)
R. Saltares, Univ. Metropolitana (United States)
R. Gordillo, Univ. Metropolitana (United States)
E. Trujillo, Univ. Metropolitana (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9946:
Optics Education and Outreach IV
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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