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Engaging Montana high school students in optical sciences with a polarization photo contest
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Paper Abstract

Getting students interested in science, specifically in optics and photonics, is a worthwhile challenge. We developed and implemented an outreach campaign that sought to engage high school students in the science of polarized light. We traveled to Montana high schools and presented on the physics of light, the ways that it becomes polarized, how polarization is useful, and how to take pictures with linear polarizers to see polarization. Students took pictures that showed polarization in either a natural setting or a contrived scene. We visited 13 high schools, and presented live to approximately 450 students.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10407, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII, 104070F (30 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274485
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Martin Jan Tauc, Montana State Univ. (United States)
James K. Boger, Flathead Valley Community College (United States)
Andrew Hohne, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Laura M. Dahl, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Paul W. Nugent, Montana State Univ. (United States)
David W. Riesland, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Benjamin Moon, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Carol L. Baumbauer, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Orrin Boese, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Joseph A. Shaw, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Wataru Nakagawa, Montana State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10407:
Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII
Joseph A. Shaw; Frans Snik, Editor(s)

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