Colette DeHarpporte




Colette DeHarpporte is the developer of the International Year of Light, Light Blox Kit and many other kits for teaching and learning about light, lasers and optics. She is the founder of Laser Classroom, whose mission is to create resources and partnerships that make photonics accessible, engaging and fun for students and teachers so that youth are empowered and prepared to enter the 21st century workforce. Prior to founding Laser Classroom, she worked on interdisciplinary education projects at St. Catherine University and the University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center.

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Jan 25th 2016

Light is a fascinating and familiar topic for children and adults. It’s also rich and complex, which is great if you are teaching a graduate level course in Quantum Mechanics. But how do you lay the foundation for this exciting topic? What do you teach to the youngest would-be scientists? This self-paced, 5 week course is designed for both formal and informal educators who want to teach children ages 6-14 about the science of light and optics.

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