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Iluminando el Futuro: Sharing Ambassadors’ Experiences

by Karen Reyes, STEM Outreach Ambassador
October 2022
My name is Karen Reyes, for about 10 years I have been carrying out outreach activities. This has helped me to develop different skills such as public speaking, improvisation, capturing the attention of the attendees, and transferring knowledge. Outreach has undoubtedly had an impact on ...

A Hands-on Workshop on Optical Fiber Technology to Celebrate International Day of Light (IDL-2022) at ISBAT University, Kampala, Uganda

by Mayur Kumar Chhipa MIEEE, MIEEE Photonic Society Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, ISBAT University, Kampala, Uganda
August 2022
On May 16, 2022, the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT), ISBAT University, Kampala, organized a hands-on experiment workshop on Optical Fiber Technology to Celebrate International Day of Light (IDL-22). Arranged in association with Liquid Intelligent Technologies from...

Try Engineering and STEM Outreach Program

by IEEE Photonics Society Chapter, VISAT Engineering College, India
August 2022
The IEEE Photonics Society Chapter hosted Try Engineering and STEM Outreach Programs at VISAT Engineering College, Ernakulam, Kerala, India, on July 23,  2022. These programmes are aimed at creating interests among higher secondary school children in STEM education. Teachers and students from nearby schools participated ...

IEEE Women in Photonics: Q&A with IEEE Women in Photonics Task Force Chair

by IEEE Photonics Society
June 2022
What is your current profession and technical area of interest(s)? Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. My research area focuses on integrated photonics, sensors and systems specifically navigated towards space. However, the amazing thing about my job is that it ...

A Message & Highlights from the IDL 2022 Steering Committee

by John Dudley & Joseph Niemela
April 2022
As the International Day of Light (IDL) on 16 May approaches, it is wonderful to see enthusiasm developing as the IDL Steering Committee and its partners receive enquiries and updates from around the world. Event registration is accelerating, and the IDL Event Calendar has begun ...

LIGHT Education Initiative as a Collaborating Partner for IDL 2022

by IEEE Photonics Society
April 2022
In cultures across the world, light is a universal symbol of inclusion and hope, and the International Day of Light has always embraced and included activities that address the symbolic power of light to promote the mission of UNESCO in fostering understanding and peace. For ...

SNAP! The Night Sky Through a Leidener’s Lens — Exhibition

by IEEE Photonics Society
April 2022
This year, IDL will also see an event from the Old Observatory in Leiden, The Netherlands – the oldest remaining university observatory in the world. Together with the Werkgroep Leidse Sterrewacht (WLS), one of its 4 astronomical societies, the Old observatory is organizing ‘Kiek! De ...

Celebrate IYBSSD2022 with IDL2022

by IEEE Photonics Society
April 2022
The United Nations General Assembly invites organizations and people worldwide to celebrate the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD). The year will officially open on July 8th, 2022, with an opening ceremony taking place in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. IYBSSD has a ...