International Year of Light

International Year of Light - College of Optical Sciences

The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in areas such as energy, education, communications, health and sustainability. 

Light plays a vital role in our daily lives and is an imperative cross-cutting discipline of science in the 21st century, and we're proud to support the outreach and education of light. Below you will find what the College of Optical Sciences is doing to promote light, and you can find more information on the International outreach efforts on the official International Year of Light website.