Twenty-three eighth-graders from Woodland, Viking and River Trail schools got a chance to bend and manipulate light as they attended a class in photonics at the College of Lake County.
The program Taste of College, now in its eighth year, was formed by a partnership with the Gurnee Chamber of Commerce and Woodland Elementary District 50 and Gurnee Elementary District 56.
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Kids split into groups and played with different types of lasers set up by CLC Professor Bill Kellerhals.
Taste of College is targeted specifically for eighth-grade students who want to attend college in the future.
Classes included Directions in Business, Laser Photonics and The Power of Technology. Kids got a chance to explore various career opportunities that are available from their college choices.
The program was held Feb. 18 and 25 and March 4 at the College of Lake County, DeVry University and University Center.