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Science at your school: spreading science and technology in previous educational levels
Author(s): Jorge-Edson Loya-Hernandez; Adriana Nava-Vega; Julio-Cesar Gomez-Franco; Jose-Luis Gonzalez-Vazquez
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents results obtained in the "Science at your school" project made at Universidad Autonoma de Baja California. In this Project, science spreading activities were developed by undergraduate engineering students and were oriented to previous educational levels. This activities included basic science or engineering science concepts and applicated engineering prototypes. The work shows the operational structure in which the program was conceived and approved. Ten prototype activites were developed to spread scientific knowledge. These prototypes included electronic instrumentation application to characterize a sphere's trayectory on a inclined plane using optical sensors. This first stage of the project settles the basis to continue (a) promoting to previous educational levels the interest by the science and engineering, (b) motivating primary level and secondary level students adequate information about some specific engineering fields that they want to study in a future and (c) to link physical and human resource highly specialized in the UABC with previous educational level, and in consequence, to achieve the university to play a bigger role in teaching basic sciences.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6422, Sixth Symposium Optics in Industry, 64220B (16 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.742343
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Jorge-Edson Loya-Hernandez, Univ. Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico)
Adriana Nava-Vega, Univ. Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico)
Julio-Cesar Gomez-Franco, Univ. Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico)
Jose-Luis Gonzalez-Vazquez, Univ. Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico)


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Sixth Symposium Optics in Industry

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