Jalali lab is dedicated in educational outreach programs to increase public awareness and understanding of optics and photonics. Professor Jalali and many lab members contribute their time and laboratory resources to activities designed to engage kids in scientific exploration, bring the pre-college students into the university research environment and develop local community for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in optics and photonics.

UCLA Explore Your Universe 2014

In 2014, more than 5,500 participants flocked to UCLA’s campus to join the all-day science exhibition – come participate and visit our optics and photonics booth at this year’s event in November! Many of our lab members volunteered in this great event. Exploring Your Universe (EYU) is a FREE public outreach event held on the UCLA campus every year in the Fall that showcases science from departments across UCLA through hundreds of fun, hands-on activities, demonstrations and experiments for all ages. With wide involvement from students, staff and faculty, EYU has quickly become the main science outreach event at the university. In addition to hands-on demonstrations and experiments, there is a lecture series, a planetarium show, a physics show, and access to rare fossils and UCLA’s world-class meteorite collection. This event truly has something fun for everyone!

Local School Outreach

OSA/SPIE Student Chapter

UCLA Explore Your Universe 2012