San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

For the second year, Photonics@UCI participated in the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering. We had a big booth together with our friends of the Optics Institute of Southern California, which was full at all times! We handed out all the Spectrobox kits that our friends at UCI helped us prepare. Our Kaleidoscopes were also a huge success: children of all ages lined up to build their own color-pattern tubes.

We want to thank everyone who made this possible, from the volunteers that donated their time and hand to prepare all the material, to our funding partners: CaSTL, OSA and SPIE.

Spectrometer kit assembly – the big one!

Friends and helpers of Photonics@UCI,

This Saturday, March 22, we will be debuting the latest and greatest version of our spectrometer kits – Version 2.0. Please join us and help assemble kits to give to the kids. There will be pizza!

Unlike last year, there is no major cutting, splicing, dicing, or soldering! The boxes are pre-cut and simply need to be put in envelopes with the other kit accessories.

If you’re able to, please let us know that you’ll be coming so we can order enough pizza.

For all OSA/SPIE chapter members and CaSTL members: Please also feel free to express interest in volunteering at the fair in San Diego on Saturday. See photos of last year event here.

When: Thursday, March 20, 2014 17:00
Where: NS2 Rm. 2120

If needed we will have a second session on Friday afternoon (with more pizza), so if you aren’t able to make it on Thursday, look out for an email about the time/place for Friday.

We hope to see you there!!