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Nicolaus Copernicus Student Chapter project creates teaching aids for partially sighted children

21 September 2011


Above, SPIE Student Chapter members from Nicolaus Copernicus University explore optical fibers with kindergarten students.

Members of the SPIE Student Chapter at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland went to a kindergarten to teach about physics, and came away with a powerful, life-changing idea for helping children with vision problems

Observing some of the challenges facing the partially sighted children, the chapter organized a nationwide contest called "The Art of Seeing," calling for the design of optical tools supporting their education and development.

The result was 43 projects from all over the country, and the reminder, as expressed by chapter vice president Danuta Bukowska, that  "optics is beautiful, true, and very much involved in helping those most in need."

Read Bukowska's full report on the blog PhotonicsforaBetterWorld.org.