photonic_graphic-2016Duke University’s Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics will host an open house, “Exploring Light Technologies,” as part of “Introduce a Girl to Photonics Week” on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 1-4 p.m.

The event will feature hands-on activities and demonstrations of light-based technologies and giveaways. Some of the technologies girls will be introduced to include the light pipe (fiber optics), laser beams, high-resolution endoscope, x-rays, 3D printers, wearable technology and microscopes.

“Exploring Light Technologies” is an event that promotes the Institute’s goal of promoting interest of high school students in STEM, particularly of women in science and engineering.

Pre-registration for the open house is recommended for tours, souvenirs and parking, but it is not required. The event is free and open to all ages and will take place in the Fitzpatrick Center Atrium, Duke West Campus.