CIAN Participates in International Year of Light Events in D.C.

    Date Posted: 
    Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    CIAN International Year of Light

    In early September, Ameé Hennig, education & outreach manager for the Center for Integrated Access Network (CIAN) and Mono Livingston, Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans (IOU-NA) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) participant, attended International Year of Light events in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of the NSF and SPIE. 

    Amee Hennig and Mono Livingston at the IYL Wonders of Light eventOn Saturday, September 12 the IYL Wonders of Light event was hosted at the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall. Ameé and Mono oversaw a booth where attendees were invited to build kaleidoscopes and learn about CIAN, the College of Optical Sciences and optics. The event was extremely successful and hosted an estimated 2000 attendees in a few short hours.

    That evening, Mono and Ameé attended the Celebration of U.S. Innovation Symposium at the National Academy of Sciences and heard presentations by: France Córdova, director of NSF; Michael Liehr, CEO of AIM Photonics; Gerald Duffy, general manager of GE Lighting; as well as Eric Betzig and Shuji Nakamura, Nobel Laureates.