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Education Outreach

Explore optics with your family and community with a variety of resources.

Optics for Kids

Looking for engaging hands on science?  Check out our optical experiments to bring educational entertainment to the family while teaching them some physics!

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Optics at Home

Exploring the science of light can be an adventure for kids of every age. Working with volunteers, we created video tutorials along with educational materials that can help families explore light together. 

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Optics Suitcase

Each case includes a teaching guide and materials for demonstrations and experiments that teach about optics in a fun, hands-on atmosphere. 

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Problem-based Learning

The PBL Projects are a series of STEM problem-based learning curriculum and professional development projects funded by the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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The bi-annual Education and Training in Optics & Photonics (ETOP) conference, first held in 1988, is an international forum dedicated to the dissemination of information related to the teaching of optics and photonics.

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Women in STEM Challenge

This game helps teach grade school children about amazing women in STEM and their discoveries and inventions. Highlighting women from all over the world, and across different scientific disciplines this game can educate and inspire.  

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