Promotion of Optics & Photonics
ICO Award for the promotion of Optics and Photonics among young people in the ICO territories.
The ICO Bureau in its annual meeting during the International Year of Light and Light-based technoloiges 2015 decided to create and annual ICO award for the promotion of Optics and Photonics among young people in the ICO Territories. The award consists of US$1000 to support local activities for the promotion of Optics & Photonics.
Each ICO territory is encouraged to send to the ICO Secretariat a one-page proposal (no more than one submission per Territory). No specific deadline has been established.
Some possible activities might be youth competitions, outreach using optics & photonics kits, exhibits, educational materials, pilot projects, educator days and science fairs. Please be creative! Particular emphasis will be given to activities that are sustainable beyond 2015, and that can be replicable in other territories. All awards comprise a certificate by ICO.