OSC Impacts Community

    Date Posted: 
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    The College of Optical Sciences continues to have an impact on the local community and local schools. Here are a couple recent updates from the world of optics outreach!

    Hollinger Science Fair Success

    Between 2009 and 2015 Optical Science faculty and students, numbering between 30 and 40 volunteers, worked hard to help the Hollinger Elementary School carry out a science fair event each year. Since then, the school has taken over to carry out the science fair and has done an amazing job. For this year's science fair there were more than 200 projects submitted by students. Last year, there were about two or three projects that were engineering-related--this year 20 out of the 200 projects were engineering-based! The school shared this great photo with us of the projects and participants to thank OSC for all the help getting started.

    Professor Scott Tyo wrote an article about this initiative. Read it here.


    Mary Louise Robins Elementary K-8 School STEM Night

    On March 13th, CIAN and OSC had a very successful outreach event for the STEM Night at the Mary Louise Robins Elementary K-8 School. This was the first year the school included optics demonstrations.  Five awesome volunteers made the event a huge success and demonstrated how light is used and studied. They included Trin Riojas, Colton Bigler, David Melchoir, Lennon Reinhart, and Ryan Hamilton.  Colton even discovered a leak in their ceiling using the IR camera!