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Green activities to interest high school students in electro-optics
Author(s): Feng Zhou; Dan Hull
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Paper Abstract

Engineering and science technicians are urgently needed in photonics (lasers and electrooptics). Twenty-eight post secondary institutions offer education for technicians in this field; however their enrollments are low because there are not sufficient efforts to attract high school students through interesting, relevant activities in science and technology classes. This paper describes three activities, using light-emitting diodes, which have been developed by faculty in the Electro-Optics Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. These "green energy" related topics are provided in "hands-on" activities for nearby high school students and teachers. They have successfully generated interest by the students to enroll in photonics after high school graduation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8065, SPIE Eco-Photonics 2011: Sustainable Design, Manufacturing, and Engineering Workforce Education for a Green Future, 80650O (20 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887819
Show Author Affiliations
Feng Zhou, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Dan Hull, National Ctr. for Optics and Photonics Education (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8065:
SPIE Eco-Photonics 2011: Sustainable Design, Manufacturing, and Engineering Workforce Education for a Green Future
Pierre Ambs; Dan Curticapean; Claus Emmelmann; Wolfgang Knapp; Zbigniew T. Kuznicki; Patrick P. Meyrueis, Editor(s)

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