By Chapter CICESE
The CICESE OSA student chapter organized an event where the main purpose was to make science in general and optics in particular seem less intimidating and more approachable. Different local elementary schools were invited to CICESE on June 10 and June 17 and more than 75 elementary kids attended the event between these two dates. The participants received lectures given by members of the CICESE student chapter, and observed interactive experiments meant to show and explain different optics phenomena and concepts in an accessible manner for young children. The kids were curious and inquisitive throughout the event, and accompanying teachers gave very good feedback on the event in general, noting the importance of making children see the influence of science in everyday life.
We would like to OSA for awarding us a Centennial Special Events Grant to make this event possible.
Posted: 15 July 2016 by
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