— Youth Educations activity of OSA Student Chapter at Zhejiang University
July 4, OSA and IEEE student chapters at Zhejiang University, doctoral student Party branch of Center for Optical and Electromagnetic Research (COER), the Swedish undergraduate exchange students and the students from Changhe high located far from Zhejiang University jointly organized the second youth educations activity named “Lights up hope & Enrich understanding of science”. This is cooperation after a series of activities such as science camp activities sponsored by OSA Chapter at ZJU last June, members visited Changhe High School, and shared with graduating students face to face last December. The public welfare activity aims to disseminate knowledge of optics, and inspire high school students of scientific dreams, which is another pace at the public road of our chapter. This activity also provides an opportunity for members close contact with the optical manufacturing and processing enterprises scene, processes, operation mode, promote understanding and awareness of the optical industry
In order to practice public welfare and provide a favorable help to young people, our chapter has established close links with Changhe High School. The high school students have visited our center twice, we also are invited to visit the high school, through the sharing of the university entrance examination experiences, and research, other cognitive aspects of life to help high school graduating students a better understanding of themselves, and relieve stress, build confidence.
9:00 a.m., nearly eighty high school students with their teachers from Changhe High School arrived our Zhejiang University, Zijingang Campus by bus. The East BLDG #5 hanged the banners writing “Warm welcome to guests from Changhe High School” in both English and Chinese. Our members led the teenagers into the main venue of in building #5, and distributed everyone luncheon voucher, souvenir pen and notebook with the words of Zhejiang University and mineral water.
Firstly, the host Pengfei Kou gave a welcoming speech and the Party branch secretary Qiangsheng Huang briefly described the developments of Optical Engineering Department and COER. Then Mr. Chen from Changhe School expressed their thanks to our chapter, and made a brief review of the close relationships between the two schools. There is an interesting part that two Swedish exchange student Donniel introduced their different life in the Swedish high school, taught Swedish and answers student’s various questions. With Emil and Donniel singing Swedish songs, the atmosphere reached a climax. Subsequently, Senlin Zhang introduced specific circumstances of optical engineering and optical communications as well as our center’s study fields, by the help of PPT. After, Pengfei Kou representing COER gave Changhe School crystal gifts, engraved with the Changhe High School, Zhejiang University, COER, IEEE and OSA logos.
Following there is the main activity areas – visit laboratories. OSA Zhejiang University chapter members were divided into six groups and led the high school students visited the Clean Room, Microwave Photonics Laboratory, Laser Lab, Bio photonics Lab and Laser Spectroscopy Lab. The all experiments and stories were introduced in interesting way and the explanation was adaptive to the understanding of the teenagers. Rainbow phenomenon by the prism, alternate change for brightness and darkness by the polarizers, and such experiments were carefully designed and explained to the teenagers appropriately. They were also encouraged to do what they are fancy with. As a good circumstance, the senior students asked questions actively, and participated in discussions.
After lunch, we organized all participants to visit optical communications industry in Hangzhou. In Fuchun Optical Communications Industry Park, fiber process of packaging, coloring and testing were shown. In another Focused Photonics (Hangzhou), students understood not only a variety of environmental monitoring instruments and technology, but also the company’s operating mode. Through these two photoelectric company visit, further contacts and understanding of the optoelectronic industry were achieved. At 4:00 p.m., We and the students returned to school respective.
The second public welfare activities focusing on teenagers’ education held successfully with OSA & IEEE members together. As a good consequence, we have made friends with the teenagers, and made a good relationship with Changhe High school. Through this activity, OSA student Chapter at Zhejiang University serves the society in the new form of knowledge and skills. We have the faith to continue going further popularization of science among young people.
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