The first kit was donated by Eyest to OISC Director Donn Silberman to promote the program to the OSSC members and other interested STEM educational outreach potential partners. This kit was brought to a number of OSSC meetings and received lots of interest.
We have now received and distributed 10 kits and trained 10 local high school teachers here in Orange County, California.
We are now seeking funding for 50 more kits @ $300 per kit. We are actively recruiting more teachers.
If you would like to make a financial donation and sponsor a Photonics Explorer Kit for a local school, please contact me directly. Checks can be made out to:
"Community Partners FBO The Optics Institute of Southern California" FBO means 'For the Benefit Of'
and mail it to:
c/o PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.
5420 Trabuco Road, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92620
Here we thank out first sponsors for the first 10 kits:
- Diverse Optics, Inc.
- LightWorks Optical Systems (formerly Exotic Electro-Optics)
- Ohara Corporation
- Precision Optical
- Spectrum Scientific, Inc.
- TH Consulting and Recruiting, LLC
- Dr. Martin Hagenbuechle
- Reynard Corporation
- Robert Chave Applied Physics
- Optics Institute of Southern California
We are partnering with for this and future rounds of teacher training.
Please contact Donn Silberman if you would like to sponsor a kit or volunteer to be a mentor.