On May 16th and 19th, 2018, the OSA/SPIE XIOPM (Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS) Student Chapter organized the "Lighting the future minds" series science activity to celebrate the International Light Day. The activity attracted more than 300 teachers and students from Yongfeng Primary School in Jiufeng Town of Zhouzhi County, Xi'an City, Xi'an West Railway Fifth Primary School and Xi'an GAOXIN NO.1 High School.
In this activity, several graduate students from the student chapter explained the natural phenomenon of light with easy and vivid language, such as "the light straight-line dissemination", "reflection and refraction of light", "color of light", "laser and optical fiber" and other related knowledge for the children. They help the children to construct the interesting experiments and observe the wonderful phenomena. All the students showed great interests in the course contents and raised their hands for questions, besides, they actively participated in the live-experience with great enthusiasm. During the activity, the children and students enjoyed a lot about the magic light through learning and feeling in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.
The "Lighting the Future Minds" series of activities organized by the OSA/SPIE XIOPM Student Chapter and organized by Xingfeng Wang, president of the chapter from August 2017, is a popular science project for primary and middle school students. The theme is "Knowledge Leads Dreams and Science Lights the Future Minds." The project is dedicated to disseminating science, encouraging progress, stimulating innovation and inspiring wisdom. This event was the 10th iteration of the project with previous events taking place in Xi'an, Baoji, Zhen' an, Fu ping, Shaanxi, and Anyang, Henan. More than 1200 students have participated in the events in all.