Finisar Awarded for promoting STEM education
Finisar, a maker of optical communication modules and VCSELs, will be accepting an award from Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco, Texas during the annual Brainiac Bowl fundraiser and awards ceremony on Friday, March 29.
Each year, the board of directors of Sci-Tech Discovery Center recognises several key sponsors at their Brainiac Bowl. Finisar was selected for the Advisory Council Spotlight Award for demonstrating visionary leadership in STEM education.
Specifically, Finisar˙s sponsorship will be used to create a Mobile Laser Lab with interactive exhibits centred on optics technology. The Finisar Mobile Laser Lab is designed to provide 5th-12th grade students in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Sherman areas first-hand experience with lasers and other optical components. The Finisar Mobile Laser Lab is expected to debut this spring.
"Finisar, alongside other community partners, has made it possible for us to deliver STEM education to thousands of students in North Texas," explained Sci-Tech executive director Peter Claffey. "Sci-Tech Discovery Center could not operate without the support of strong science pioneers, like Finisar, who are committed to developing young minds and creating a technologically proficient workforce."
"Finisar is fully committed to helping the local community develop the kind of programs needed to teach young people about the exciting careers available in optics technologies," said Jeff Brown, VP and general manager of Texas Operations, Finisar. "As a world leader in laser technology for optical communications and 3D Sensing applications, Finisar is excited to receive this award and be involved in the STEM education of students across North Texas."