Teaching Optics in North Uganda: The Experience of the Naples Student Chapter

Lucio Rossi, Priya Rose and Antigone Marino

One fine summer day, a group of Italian students were struck with a simple idea—but one that would not be quite so effortless to execute. Learn how OSA’s Napoli Student Chapter got a crash course in conducting international educational outreach.


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The idea came to us easily, following the conclusion of the IONS-4 conference held in Napoli in June 2008. Everybody in the OSA Napoli Chapter was feeling a mixture of pride, exhaustion and excitement after having just hosted a successful meeting. One evening, as we sat over the lovely seafront of via Caracciolo, we began talking about what our next challenging project should be. Annalisa Bruno and Antigone Marino proposed helping to strengthen education in developing countries by carrying out an outreach education project in Africa.

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