Kate Fenwick of Queen’s University will be the Canadian representative for the International Association of Physics Students delegation that will be volunteering at the May 16, 2018 UNESCO celebration in Paris, France to launch the first Annual International Day of Light (IDL). Kate will have the opportunity to work alongside many physics students from around the world to help celebrate (and explain) the importance of light and light based technologies at that event. Kate’s participation was organized by the Canadian Association of Physicists, and will be sponsored by IEEE.
Kate is an MSc student with Dr. James Fraser working with light-matter interactions. Not only is Kate deeply invested in her studies, she is also passionate about scientific outreach and is an active member of Robogals North America which promotes inclusivity and diversity in STEM. She was a co-chair of the 2018 CCUWiP conference held at the beginning of January at Queen’s University.