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National Science Foundation

Regional Center

A network of 9 educational institutions in 9 Midwest states

led by Indian Hills Community College

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1400561.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

This two-day camp is designed for Latino students ages 12-16 who are interested in lasers and optics.  Campers will learn about light, light energy, polarization, absorption, and other light-based phenomena through hands-on activities.  Campers will build their own telescope and pop balloons with a laser.  Lunch and transportation are provided.  Registration is $40, and need-based scholarships are available by contacting       Shannon Stevens at 641-683-5312 or

Latino Photonics Camp July 13 & 14, 2017