Wyant College PhD student, Jay Kueny, facilitated a group project as part of the Warrior Scholars Project (WSP), July 24-28. The WSP is hosted by UArizona (as well as other universities across the country) and is an intensive two-week initiative to help motivated veterans transition into undergraduate studies. The first week focuses on humanities and the second week involves STEM work.
During the project, Jay said, "I introduced the basic principles of interferometry and helped the students build their own interferometer setups in the junior teaching lab. Many fringes were seen and counted this week. The veteran participants kept saying how much they were looking forward to lab time each day, and I felt that by the end, they truly understood the basic concepts behind interferometry! A couple of them also mentioned how they are now interested in studying optics!"
Great job, Jay! And we're so glad to hear these incoming veteran students could enjoy the wonderful world of optics.