From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
Getting students interested in science, specifically in optics and photonics, is a worthwhile challenge. We developed and implemented an outreach campaign that sought to engage high school students in the science of polarized light. We traveled to Montana high schools and presented on the physics of light, the ways that it becomes polarized, how polarization is useful, and how to take pictures with linear polarizers to see polarization. Students took pictures that showed polarization in either a natural setting or a contrived scene. We visited 13 high schools, and presented live to approximately 450 students.
Martin Jan Tauc, James K. Boger, Andrew Hohne, Laura M. Dahl, Paul W. Nugent, David W. Riesland, Benjamin Moon, Carol L. Baumbauer, Orrin Boese, Joseph A. Shaw, and Wataru Nakagawa, "Engaging Montana high school students in optical sciences with a polarization photo contest," Proc. SPIE 10407, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII, 104070F (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 08, 2017; Published: 30 August 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2274485.
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