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2021 Education Outreach Grant Recipients

SPIE awards over $80,000 annually to organizations with optics and photonics related education outreach projects. In the 2021 cycle of SPIE Education Outreach Grants, SPIE has named 18 winners.

Learn more about the grant program.

Meet the 2021 Grant Winners

 • Air University Student Chapter (Pakistan) - for "Light in Life, Life in Light"

 • BOR, NSHE, obo the Desert Research Institute (USA) - for Science Alive Optics and Photonics STEM-To-Go Kits

 • Carleton College, Physics and Astronomy (USA) - for "Understanding Interferometry With LEGO"

 • Duke University (USA) - for "LITE (Light, Infrared, and Thermal Energy) Workshop"

 • International Islamic University - Photonics and Radiation Research Group (Malaysia) - for "Solid State Lighting: World of Colors for Humanity"

 • MGH/HMS Wellman Center for Photomedicine (USA) - for the Wellman Biophotonics Ambassador Program

 • Phutung Research Institute (Nepal) - for "Optics in Our Daily Life"

 • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Student Chapter (USA) - for "Laser Maze"

 • Russian-Armenian University - RAU and NAS Student Chapter (Armenia) - for a school on optics and photonics

 • Seminole County Public Schools - ePathways (USA)- for "Optics Physics Bus: Curriculum Development and Delivery"

 • Texas A&M University Student Chapter (USA) - for "Shining Light on Young Minds"

 • University of North Texas (USA) - for "Raising Awareness of Optics and Photonics"

 • Universidad Autonóma Metropolitana - UAM Azcapotzalco Chapter(Mexico) - for Tlahuilia Summer School

 • University of Bohemia - New Technologies – Research Centre (Czech Republic) - for "LabIR Edu: Explore invisible dimensions of our lives"

 • University of Central Arkansas (USA)- to use light-based technology to disinfect and sterilize FFP1 and FFP2 masks during the COVID-19

 • University of Colombo (Sri Lanka) - for "Science Bus"

 • University of Ghana - Photonics Ghana (Ghana) - for promoting and sustaining the interest of Ghanaian students in optics and photonics

 • University of Massachusetts Lowell (USA) - for "Light in Medicine: Only Photons Can Do That"