July 19, 2016

High School Students Explore and Create at the 2016 Photon Camp

High school student presenting her poster.Local high school students had a fun and educational week at the 2016 Photon Camp.  Photon Camp is a free, one-week program where rising high school juniors and seniors can explore the growing field of optics and optical engineering.  Students spend the week attending faculty lectures, visiting local optics industry sites, and working in the Institute of Optics laboratories.

Each student group chooses an aspect of optical engineering and work on a project during the camp.  At the end of the week, the young researchers present their work at a public poster session.  Anna (left) explains infrared thermal imaging and fields questions from visitors about its potential applications.

Other student projects this year included a working model of an atomic force microscope and experiments with light guides.

For more information about Photon Camp, check out the 2016 Photon Camp page.