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Stories from Laser Camp: outreach activities for kids

Paper Abstract

Often in the ever-expanding community of Optics and Photonics, what we do remains a mystery to the outside world. The technology created by our community permeates the lives of every citizen yet is taken for granted due to unfamiliarity. At Three Rivers Community College (TRCC), we have taken steps to rectify that situation. The college's Laser and Fiber Optic Technology program (LFOT) and the TRCC student chapter of SPIE run many outreach activities, the most successful of which is Laser Camp. This paper will present a comprehensive overview of Laser Camp from the students' aspect with testimonials, discussion of the optics themed activities and provide a view of the SPIE members' journey.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7783, Optics Education and Outreach, 77830L (30 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859271
Show Author Affiliations
Derek Tourangeau, Three Rivers Community College (United States)
James Simoneau, Three Rivers Community College (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7783:
Optics Education and Outreach
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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