The New England Section of the Optical Society of America (NES/OSA), founded in 1949, provides programming for
the promotion of science and optics education. In recent years, the NES/OSA has combined funding to provide
demonstrations during the Massachusetts Science Fairs for Middle and High School age groups and award prizes to the
winners. This funding is supplied from the Section's operating budget, along with grants from the Optical Society of
America (OSA). NES/OSA attends two annual science fairs comprised of the statewide finalists from 6 regional
competitions. During these fairs, NES/OSA members conduct optics demonstrations using the Section's "Optics
Suitcases". This talk will outline the NES/OSA's outreach program, some of the demonstrations and results.