Hands-On Optics (HOO) is an education program that brings together optics experts, teachers and parents to enlighten students about science, technology and the field of optics.
The Hands-On Optics program works to:
Create links between the professional optics and informal education communities.
Provide science and technology resources to underrepresented middle school students and connect with their parents, teachers, school districts and communities.
Provide opportunities for target populations to succeed in collaborative learning and problem solving through inquiry-based, hands-on applications of optical engineering skills and knowledge.
Increase science and technology knowledge of students, and raise awareness of optics as a discipline and career choice.