Hands-On Optics

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.Hands On 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.

Sponsored by:

NSF

Program Partners:

OSA NOAO SPIE

MWOSA

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