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Outreach facilities within a research center

Paper Abstract

Worldwide, volunteers from student associations and non-profit organizations carry out outreach activities with high school students in their classrooms. Most of the time, these activities highlight optical phenomena but do not provide information about the reality of researchers in companies and universities. To address this issue, Université Laval’s OSA and SPIE student chapters set up a demonstration laboratory dedicated to outreach, located in a research center. In this paper, we list the advantages of this type of facility as well as the steps leading to the creation of the laboratory, and we give an overview of the demonstration laboratory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8481, Optics Education and Outreach II, 84810O (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929907
Show Author Affiliations
V. Zambon, Univ. Laval (Canada)
G. Thériault, Univ. Laval (Canada)
A.-S Poulin-Girard, Univ. Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8481:
Optics Education and Outreach II
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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