27 September 2016 Outreach activities on light science and technology at TecnOpto-UMH during the International Year of Light
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TecnOpto is a group of researchers and teachers with interests in Optics and Photonics, located at the University Miguel Hernández (UMH) of Elche (Spain). Here we report on our outreach activities carried out during the International Year of Light - 2015. They include experiments and demonstrations at elementary and secondary schools, seminars and exhibitions at the university, and the activity named the “Classroom for the Experience”, targeted to elder people. We also report on our participation in the science fair in Elche and in the launching of “the Room of Light”, a complete new section of the MUDIC science museum devoted to light and optics. MUDIC is located in the UMH campus of Orihuela, and receives visitors from all over the region, mainly young students from elementary and secondary schools. Finally, we report on the exhibition “Women in Light Science and Light Technologies” which was organized by members of our group in collaboration with RSEF - the Spanish Royal Physical Society and SEDOPTICA - the Spanish Optical Society and sponsored by SPIE. This exhibition consisting of twelve posters on relevant women scientists was inaugurated in the XI Spanish Meeting on Optics and has travelled around many universities and cultural centers in Spain. A summary of the contents, participation and developing of all these activities is presented.
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María del Mar Sánchez-López, Pascuala García-Martínez, Rocío Espinosa, Jesús Carnicer, Julia Arias, Ignacio Moreno, "Outreach activities on light science and technology at TecnOpto-UMH during the International Year of Light", Proc. SPIE 9946, Optics Education and Outreach IV, 994604 (27 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237157; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2237157
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