Demonstration of the "Optics Suitcase," a portable kit for demonstrating optics to students. Presentation by Theresa Pfunter, Steve Jacobs, and colleagues, Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), University of Rochester.
Demonstration of fluorescence in many some household items, such as dish detergent, a tennis ball, and dollar bills. Presentation by Rebecca Wilson and Kathleen Adelsberger, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester.
Demonstration of how light pollution can affect the environment, ecology, astronomy, engineering, and even human health. Presentation by Luke Bissell and Josh Schoenly, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester.
Demonstration of several home-made kaleidoscopes, including a three-foot-long kaleidoscope. Presentation by Paul Dewa, Corning Trope.
Demonstration of photovoltaic silicon solar cells and concentrators, leading-edge solar power technologies. Presentation by Eric Christensen, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester.
Demonstration of a thermal camera & how the atmosphere can be transparent to visible light but absorb long-wave infrared light (the greenhouse effect). Presentation by Ying (Melissa) Geng and Ben Masella/ Institute of Optics, University of Rochester.
Demonstration of reverse-perspective optical illusions, which are easy to make and illustrate the different ways the human brain tries to perceive depth. Presentation by Duje Tadin and Rebecca Achtman, University of Rochester.
Heide Doss delivers her "Laser Lessons" workshop at Science Educators' Day (EDAY) 2011 in San Jose, CA, USA.
EDAY Program Information
Demonstration of infrared light using a computer, a web cam, a TV remote control, a diffraction grating, and a transparency. Presentation by Brooke Beier and Zachary Smith, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester.
The 2013 EDAY - Active Learning in Light and Optics: Optics Magic Tricks and Interactive Lecture Demonstrations Guide featuring David Sokoloff.
EDAY 2013 Presentation
Demonstration of how light and sound can interact. Presentation by Wayne Knox, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester.
Demonstration of imaging using a flashlight; a pinhole camera; a simple camera built from a lens, yogurt cans, and peanut cans; and a Kodak disposable camera. Presentation by Nicole Moore, Miguel Alonso, and Jon Petruccelli, University of Rochester
Optics Suitcase Workshop, presented by Stephen D. Jacobs (University of Rochester, Senior Scientist, Professor of Optics and Chemical Engineering)
Bringing Math to Life With Light. Presentation by John Noe, State University of New York (SUNY).
Demonstration of solid-state lighting (LED lighting) and compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) and how they conserve energy over incandescent bulbs and last longer.Presentation by Bruce Bellwood, Tuthill Lighting, Inc.
Demonstration of total internal refrection (TIR) using a simple laser, a clear tank, water, and a few drops of milk. Presentation by Jim VanKouwenberg, Optimax Systems, Inc. Video courtesy of Optimax Systems.
Colorful demonstration of polarization effects using an overhead projector, plastic silverware, a plastic CD case, and a LCD monitor. Presentation by Meredith Lee, Stanford Student OSA/SPIE Chapter, Stanford University.
Demonstration of a spectroscope to understand absorption and emission spectra, the Bohr model of the atom, and the discovery of elements.Presentation by John Nemechek, Metrology Concepts.
Discussion of Rochester Solar Technologies' photovoltaic solar cell panel business, including federal, state, and NYSERDA tax credits and incentives. Presentation by Floyd Bayley, Rochester Solar Technologies, LLC.
Explanation of how liquid crystals work, like in mood rings and mood patches. Presentation by Anne Marino, Optimax Systems, Inc.
Demonstration of LED lights that replace 4-foot fluorescent tubes. Presentation by Steve Ouriel, Go Green LED International USA.