Outreach Projects

Coach a Teacher – Chile 2013 “La Ciencia en tus manos”

Fulbright S&T alumni Eduardo Bendek, Sebastian Munoz, and Sebastian Diaz of Chile, as well as alumna Gina Adam from Romania, administered one-day workshops at four Chilean schools in Alicante that reached approximately 200 teachers and 500 students.  The alumni, who earned their Ph.D.s in the U.S. under the program, also gave lectures, demonstrations, and chats as part of a three day public event on science, “La Ciencia en tu Mano,” (Science in your hands) on the topics of robotics, astronomy, and nanotechnology. See the video here.

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Optics Outreach Abroad – Chile 2011

4 SOCk members traveled to Chile in March of 2011 to teach a Workshop and provide Optics Outreach to four local High Schools in the Santiago area. Read the full article here. Also, find a video of the trip here.


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Workshop Opening Video 2011

The Astronomical Optics Workshop is an initiative of the Student Optics Chapter and the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona together with the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. The 4-day workshop focuses on geometrical optics, aberrations, diffraction, and opto-mechanics, emphasizing their applications for telescopes, instrumentation, and any other opto-mechanical system.

Additionally, the program features outreach to several high schools in Santiago with the goal of motivating young students in the sciences and optics and inspiring their participation in the future of astronomy and optics in Chile. Watch the video here.

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Astronomical Optics Workshop 2011

4 day workshop presented by UA SOCk members at Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile. See the video here.

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Flying gliders in SF

See the videos here.