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Designing projects for motivating students towards scientific exploration: application to student mentoring
Author(s): Abdul A. S. Awwal
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Paper Abstract

Every summer in the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, students are brought in to gain interesting research and development experience. In this work, we will review some case studies of past research experiences with students inside and outside NIF, that led to successful journal and conference publications. Several of these works will be reviewed to demonstrate how problems were chosen and defined so that meaningful results could be obtained within a limited time frame. It is anticipated that success with such projects will go a long way in motivating students in their future graduate career. Projects from laser measurement, optical computing and application of matched filtering in laser beam alignment will be reviewed to demonstrate this approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9970, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing X, 99700R (14 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2239306
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Abdul A. S. Awwal, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9970:
Optics and Photonics for Information Processing X
Khan M. Iftekharuddin; Abdul A. S. Awwal; Mireya García Vázquez; Andrés Márquez; Mohammad A. Matin, Editor(s)

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