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Family Optics Day: an optics outreach event for the general public
Author(s): Katherine W. Calabro

Paper Abstract

As a way to extend the reach of optics education to a larger and more diverse audience, the Boston University student chapter of OSA/SPIE held a 'family optics day'. The outreach event was organized in a manner similar to a science fair, with participates being free to roam between a dozen demonstration stations, each focused on a different area of optics. We highlight the methods of publicity used to attract an attendance close to 300 people, and demonstrate that an event such as this is an excellent way to maximize outreach impact for a given level of organizational effort.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8481, Optics Education and Outreach II, 84810Q (18 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930283
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Katherine W. Calabro, Boston Univ. (United States)

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

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