30 August 2010 Stories from Laser Camp: outreach activities for kids
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Abstract
Often in the ever-expanding community of Optics and Photonics, what we do remains a mystery to the outside world. The technology created by our community permeates the lives of every citizen yet is taken for granted due to unfamiliarity. At Three Rivers Community College (TRCC), we have taken steps to rectify that situation. The college's Laser and Fiber Optic Technology program (LFOT) and the TRCC student chapter of SPIE run many outreach activities, the most successful of which is Laser Camp. This paper will present a comprehensive overview of Laser Camp from the students' aspect with testimonials, discussion of the optics themed activities and provide a view of the SPIE members' journey.
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Derek Tourangeau, Derek Tourangeau, James Simoneau, James Simoneau, } "Stories from Laser Camp: outreach activities for kids", Proc. SPIE 7783, Optics Education and Outreach, 77830L (30 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859271; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.859271
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