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University of West Bohemia now a Local Associated Partner
31.10.2014 - The New Technologies Research Centre at University of West Bohemia (UWB-NTC) is now a Local Associated Partner of EYESTvzw, supporting the distribution of the Photonics Explorer in Czech Republic.
After translation into Czech language and a successful field testing of the kits in Czech Republic the UWB-NTC decided to apply for being a Local Associated Partner (LAP) of EYESTvzw. This happened in May 2014, when the LAP agreement was signed. The UWB-NTC will help to identify sponsors and hold teacher training courses to distribute the kits to teachers in Czech Republic.Read more
Photonics Explorer content translated to Italian thanks to Maria Bondani !
The didactic content of the Photonics Explorer has been translated to Italian thanks to Maria Bondani from CNR – Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnogies in Como, Italy.
The EYEST team met Maria Bondani during the ETOP- Education and Training in Optics & Photonics 2013- Conference in Portugal, where she presented a talk about “The ‘LuNA” project : experiment didactic modules exploiting portable setups to teach optics in Primary and Secondary Schools”, and the EYESTvzw team organized a workshop on the Photonics Explorer educational kit.
Maria Bondani was immediately convinced that the Photonics Explorer could be a great asset for the secondary schools in Italy and volunteered right away to translate its didactive framework in Italian.
6TTW from Bernardustechnicum of Oudernaarde, Belgium wins the 'innovator contest' of EYEST
The aim of the 'innovator contest of the year' was to create new experiments making use of some of the components of the Photonics Explorer .
The students of the class 6TTW of the Bernardustechnicum of Oudenaarde submitted their experiment ' Polarization by reflection ' , calculation of the Brewster Angle.
Nathalie Debaes, new CEO of EYESTvzw handed over their prize of 250 euro during the proclamation ceremony on June 26 2014.
Richting Morgen supports 46 kits for teachers in Flanders in 2014!
46 kits have been sponsored by Richting Morgen for teachers in Flanders in 2014. Fifteen teachers will receive kits from Minister Ingrid Lieten, Minister for Innovation, Public Investment, Media and Poverty Reduction in the Flemish Government, at the first training in Hasselt!
Richting Morgen first supported the distribution of 47 kits for teachers in Flanders in 2013. Minister Lieten attended the official launch of the Photonics Explorer held at TE Connectivity in December 2012 where she highlighted the importance and impact of the initiative and confirmed the first governmental sponsorshop for Flanders, Belgium.