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Animation and Mirages @ Highland Garden Elementary

On March 10th froIMG_0886m 1pm-3pm, the CIAN team from Tuskegee University conducted an outreach event at Highland Garden Elementary School, in Montgomery AL. About fifty-five 4th and 5th grade students were provided with overview of optics, more specifically the application of mirrors. Also in attendance were seven teachers and two administrators who learned alongside the students in some cases. The students were divided into five groups of eleven students each. All student participants did hands-on work using the Animation Praxinoscope and Mirage kits from the CIAN backpack and were supervIMG_0890ised by CIAN students. Participants gained an increased interest and awareness in optics and some other STEM areas. They also learned to explain
seemingly difficult everyday optical phenomena using scientific concepts.

AL High Schools Visit CIAN @Tuskegee

On December 10, 2013, the CIAN team at Tuskegee University (TU) hosted a day-long academic workshop, focusing on basic principles of electrical engineering. There were a total of 45 participants (junior and senior high school students) divided into three groups. For each group of 15 students, a 1 hr 45 min session was conducted consisting of a 20 min tour of the Microelectronics Lab facilities and cleanroom and an introduction to CIAN. Subsequently, the CIAN team at TU led the participants to complete several challenging hands-on activities on electronic learning boards.

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San Simo:n School Visit to University of Arizona

Twenty-six Tohono O’odham students from San Simo:n Middle School came by to visit the University of Arizona October 1st, 2013. In the two hours they had to spend with us they had tours of the building, tours of the 3D Display laboratory, activities with a solar telescope and Fresnel lens, and more.

The event was supported and helped by Dr. Mike Nofziger (demonstrating the solar telescope), Dr. Lloyd LaComb (demonstrating the Fresnel lens), Dr. Pierre-Alexandre Blanche (professor of the 3D Display laboratory), along with students Brittany, Alex, Lizz, and Jasmine.

Additional support from Dr. Ofelia Zepeda and the Tohono O’odham Student Association.