The work of University of Windsor researchers will be featured in a virtual exhibit of the International Day of Light at the STEM Expo held in conjunction with the Canada Wide Science Fair, May 19 to 21.
The STEM Expo is open to the public; the International Day of Light exhibit includes videos explaining the latest research, demonstrations, do-at-home experiments, and a live “Carnival of Light.” Access the booth via https://youthscience.ca/science-fairs/cwsf/ottawa-2021/directory/. Follow the activities throughout the month of May via social media @IDLCanada on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Tiktok.
The UNESCO-sponsored International Day of Light is a worldwide enterprise that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. This year’s focus is the Trust Science pledge, a worldwide campaign to promote support for the scientific process and to acknowledge the many benefits of science for society.
The Canadian Association of Physicists is a supporting partner of the International Day of Light. UWindsor physics professor Chitra Rangan chairs the IDL Canada steering committee.
“We have an amazing organizing team of 25 students from across Canada creating a stunning virtual exhibit that will highlight the world-leading science that happens in Canada,” she says. “Over 20 universities and 10 optics and photonics organizations are participating in the month-long celebration. We invite everyone to get involved.”