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The making of women in optics
Author(s): Andrew Thurairaja Sabaratnam; Utkarsh Gupta; Ning Hwee Tiang

Paper Abstract

Raffles Girls' Secondary School, Singapore has a Gifted Education Program whereby bright young women are given the opportunity to fulfill their potential by taking up a project in a tertiary institution. Ning Hwee Tiang is one of the science teachers in the Program who has seen the relevance of getting her students involved in optics and photonics. Basic optics is taught in Secondary 3 and this program helps the students to enrich themselves with other related concepts in optics, and its application. It also helps build links between what is learnt in class and the real world. The ultimate aim is to get them interested enough to join in this area, thus increase the women representation in Optics. This paper aims to show how the Photonics Centre, NgeeAnn Polytechnic has participated in their Program, the training methodology used to introduce difficult topics in optics and photonics, and the projects undertaken. Some of the projects include making transmission holograms, lasershows and sensor applications of the Michelson Interferometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4588, Seventh International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, (28 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.468692
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew Thurairaja Sabaratnam, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore)
Utkarsh Gupta, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore)
Ning Hwee Tiang, Raffles Girls' Secondary School (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4588:
Seventh International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Tuan-Kay Lim; Robert P. Breault; Arthur H. Guenther; Arthur H. Guenther, Editor(s)

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