On April 20 and 21, 2018, four scientific outreach team members of Xi’an Institute of Optics & Precision Mechanics OSA/SPIE student chapter (XIOPM OSA student chapter) went to Anyang city, Henan province, to carry out the science-popularization lectures themed “Knowledge leads dreams, Science illuminates the future”. 3 primary schools included Liujiazhuang primary school, Meidonglu Primary school and Tiexilu Primery school organized students from Grade 4th to Grade 6th.
The president of the student chapter, Ph.D. candidate Wang Xingfeng introduced the basic situation of XIOPM and OSA student chapter to the teachers and students. He explained that the purpose of this activity is to stimulate students’ interest in science and expand their knowledge, especially in optics and optoelectronics.
The Ph.D. candidate Wang Xingfeng, Lu Zhizhou and master student Chen Meiling, Wang Fang gave the interesting lectures titled of ” Laser technology “, ” China Space – Chang ‘e lunar probe “, “Magic Nano Luminescent Material” and “the Magic of Light”, respectively. By present animation show of laser principle, videos of magic nano-materials, picture demonstration and physical experience, students and teachers were all interested in these knowledge that they never contacted with in daily life, they have raised many interesting and imaginative questions, the team members gave the specific and patient explanations. After the lecture, many students were still curious about the fiber and the glass with gratings which can split the sunlight into 7 colors. They were attracted by the magic of the light and made their decision to study hard to know more about the nature.
As Mr. Wang xinguo, President of Liujiazhuang primary school, said, “This activity has greatly stimulated students’ curiosity about scientific knowledge and encouraged them to study hard. Meanwhile, it has enriched the science and cultural life of our teachers and students and added new vitality to education of our school.” This activity guides the students to understand the world of light and the diversity of light, to go into nano-luminescent materials and explore the magical universe. While broadening the scope of knowledge, we can open students’ innovative minds, arouse students’ innovative consciousness, and arouse students’ thirst for knowledge in science.
Tiexilu Primary School
Meidonglu Primary School
Liujiazhuang Primary School
Since August 2017, XIOPM OSA/SPIE student chapter has organized the scientific outreach activities themed “Lighting the future minds”, which mainly faces to primary and middle school students. The project funded jointly by the Xi’an Institute of Optics & Precision Mechanics (XIOPM), the Optical Society of America (OSA), and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) aimed to disseminate science, encourage progress, stimulate innovation and inspire wisdom. This activity is the fifth station of the series project of “Lighting the future minds” (previously, we have been to primary and middle schools in Xi ‘an, Baoji, Zhen’an and Fuping county), with a total of 5 times, influenced over 800 people. OSA student chapter will continue to carefully plan, make full use of the advantage resources of each platform, carry out science popularization activities of various forms, spread scientific concept, to promote science and popular fly together.
In the future, OSA student chapter will continue to carefully planning, combining with the Chinese academy of sciences, XIOPM and all of the platform and resources provided by OSA, carry out the various science popularization activities in primary and middle schools in Xi ‘an and surroundings. To train students’ good habits to love science, learn science, follow science and use science, to stimulate students’ innovative wisdom and creativity, to promote science and popular fly together.