PhoSoc @ UCSB is organized a week of events promoting Women in Engineering and Science.
We sent local scientists to give talks at schools, took light-based science activities to Girls Inc., and hosted two company tours led by the women who work there.
Led by women, open to everyone
Freedom Photonics Tour
Friday Oct. 27th, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: 41 Aero Camino, Goleta, CA 93117 (map)
Age Limit: Junior High and up
The women at Freedom Photonics hosted hands-on photonics (light-science) demos and gave a tour of their cleanroom.
– 3:30pm – 3:45pm: Welcome & Check-In
– 3:45pm – 4:15pm: Presentation (open to public)
– 4:15pm – 5:00pm: Cleanroom Tour (U.S. Persons ONLY)
UCSB NanoFab Tour
Mon. Oct. 23rd, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Tour Location: UCSB Engineering Sciences Building (map),
Age Limit: Grade 6 and up
UCSB Scientists gave tours of the UCSB Nanofabrication Facility, where many types of cutting-edge microchips are produced. Women leading the tours talked about the light-science research they perform in the facility, and attendees got to gown up in "bunny suits" and go inside the cleanroom.
– 3:30pm – 3:45pm: Welcome & Introduction
– 3:45pm – 4:15pm: Tour outside the cleanroom
– 4:15pm – 5:00pm: Tour inside the cleanroom (groups of 5)
Sat. Oct. 28th, 9:30am – 3:00pm
Location: UCSB Student Resource Building, Room 1120 (map)
Women in Grades 9 – 12
Organized by UCSB's Women In Science & Engineering (WISE) group, I ❤️ STEM is a one-day conference for women in 9-12th grades. UCSB scientists & graduate students held hands-on workshops on numerous scientific disciplines, including photonics, the science of light.
Victoria Rosborough & Takako Hirokawa of the Photonics Society @ UCSB hosted a light-science workshop at the conference!
The Girls Inc. science activity is being held at the Teen Center at Girls Inc. Goleta, for girls who are already part of this group.
This year, women scientists hosted our new hands-on science activity "Color Mixing", which teaches students about how we see color, and how we can use only three ink colors to reproduce all the colors of the rainbow.