From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2016
Every summer in the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, students are brought
in to gain interesting research and development experience. In this work, we will review some case studies of past
research experiences with students inside and outside NIF, that led to successful journal and conference publications.
Several of these works will be reviewed to demonstrate how problems were chosen and defined so that meaningful
results could be obtained within a limited time frame. It is anticipated that success with such projects will go a long way
in motivating students in their future graduate career. Projects from laser measurement, optical computing and
application of matched filtering in laser beam alignment will be reviewed to demonstrate this approach.
Abdul A. S. Awwal, "Designing projects for motivating students towards scientific exploration: application to student mentoring," Proc. SPIE 9970, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing X, 99700R (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 30, 2016; Published: 14 September 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2239306.
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