Optics isn’t just fascinating, it’s essential to modern science and technology. You’re already aware of some optics applications, but there is a whole lot more to learn. Making images with a lens is just the tip of the iceberg. We’ll take the mystery – but not the magic – out of some fundamental concepts! How lenses form images or how light really does act like a wave and how lasers work.
Together we’ll explore applications of these concepts. We will demonstrate building an interferometer that uses light to measure distances on the order of nanometers. We will also investigate polarization to see how 3-D movies are projected.
In the biomedical engineering experience of the Hajim School of Engineering, participants will explore aspects of biomedical instrumentation and measurements, design, and the use of microcontrollers in biomedical devices. The week will end with the construction and testing of an ultrasound aid for people with visual impairments.
In this week-long module, students will have a hands-on opportunity to experience the growing field of data science. After a brief introduction and appreciation on why data science is the most sought-after profession in the 21st century, the students will immerse in analyzing and visualizing a large data set to discover insights using state-of-the-art data science tools.
By means of a series of interactive examples in various domain/subject areas, they will gain experience in data science techniques such as data preparation and exploration, data visualization, and an introduction to predictive modeling. The hands-on working sessions will be complemented by tours of university research laboratories engaged in the exciting area of data science.