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MRSEC outreach activities coordinate with Utah Core Curriculum Standards. These sixth-graders are studying the properties of light in their classroom.

The Adelante program seeks to increase the expectation of university attendance and success among Hispanic students at Jackson Elementary.


  • 16 Hispanic students (13 female)
  • 3 MRSEC graduate students (2 female)
  • 2 MRSEC faculty (1 female)
  • 3 Society of Women Engineers undergraduates

The students
learned about refraction, reflection and absorption by shining laser pointers
through gelatin shapes.