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Date posted: 06/06/2010
The Student Optics Chapter has built a laser graffiti system intended to spark public interest in optical sciences.
The international science community is uniting around an invention so versatile that it may be used in DVD and CD players, operating rooms for surgeries, to scan barcodes, and more.
For one year, people worldwide will celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the laser's invention - and a University of Arizona student-led group has joined in.
Typically, the UA Student Optics Chapter, or SOCk, works to develop an appreciation of optical sciences in the public. However, the group also became involved in an international celebration, known as LaserFest.
"This year, I think, has been particularly active for us. LaserFest is actually a worldwide celebration," said Stefano Young, president of SOCk. "We're trying to take a big part in this celebration of 50 years."
Recently, Young, a graduate student in the College of Optical Sciences, and other SOCk members entered a laser graffiti video competition organized by the Optical Society of America, a LaserFest sponsor.
As part of LaserFest, the student organization's members will use the system they developed to train and involve local youth as part of their outreach efforts.
The requirements of the competition were simple: build a laser graffiti system, film it in action and put it on YouTube.
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