SPIE Overview for Students


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What is SPIE? How can joining a professional society help my career? How does SPIE connect with students? Find out here...

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SPIE Overview for Students

  1. 1. Networking Top Speakers Education Outreach Industry Exhibits International Conferences Student Programs Employee Search New Research SPIE – The International Society for Optics and Photonics Training
  2. 2. SPIE <ul><li>The International Society for </li></ul><ul><li>Optics & Photonics founded </li></ul><ul><li>in 1955 </li></ul><ul><li>Offices in the EU & USA </li></ul><ul><li>A not-for profit educational society </li></ul><ul><li>16,000 members, 4,300 student members, 425 corporate members </li></ul><ul><li>190,000 active constituents representing 143 countries </li></ul>
  3. 3. SPIE Services <ul><li>Education & training: short courses, DVDs, in-company training (over 800 courses) </li></ul><ul><li>SPIEWorks jobsite ( www.SPIEWorks.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Library with 290,000 papers </li></ul><ul><li>8 peer reviewed journals </li></ul><ul><li>SPIE Newsroom – photonics news & articles </li></ul><ul><li>Membership and networking </li></ul><ul><li>38,000 attendees at 26 SPIE conferences and 16 exhibitions annually </li></ul>
  4. 4. SPIE Non-profit Activities <ul><li>$292,000 USD in Scholarships annually </li></ul><ul><li>$90,000 USD in Outreach Grants annually </li></ul><ul><li>Visiting Lecturer Program </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO Active learning in Optics and Photonics (ALOP) </li></ul><ul><li>International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Winter College and library support </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on Optics for kids </li></ul><ul><li>Women in Optics </li></ul>
  5. 5. Students and SPIE <ul><li>Connecting Students to the Global Optics & Photonics Community </li></ul><ul><li>Academia </li></ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who are we? Future Colleagues! <ul><li>141 Student Chapters, 27 countries </li></ul><ul><li>~2400 students involved in chapters </li></ul><ul><li>27% of SPIE Members are students (4300) </li></ul>San Diego Student Leadership Workshop 2007 Workshops held at: Photonics West, Photonics Europe, and Optics & Photonics
  7. 7. Student Chapter - Benefits <ul><li>Real Leadership Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter Activity Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter Officer Travel Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance for science education outreach to local pre-college students </li></ul><ul><li>Visiting Lecturer Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Conference Grant </li></ul>Michael Stinger and Jon Lee (PSU) represent their chapter at an information table in the O&P07 Exhibit Hall
  8. 8. More to life (and a career) than the lab… <ul><li>Personal Growth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership experience - organizing & facilitating groups to plan and execute a project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant writing, teaching, forming partnerships - experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student independence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Growth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students dispersed among departments - bring optics sections together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet members of the local optics industry – jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand network of connections – worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give back to the community – teach the next generation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network, network, network </li></ul>
  9. 9. What now? - Take charge of your career <ul><li>Develop your leadership & communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Be a mentor to your peers and younger students </li></ul><ul><li>Build your network of contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Explore options in industry, government </li></ul><ul><li>Influence the direction of your profession </li></ul>Check us out! http://spie.org/students http://Twitter.com/SPIEStudents
  10. 10. <ul><li>Learn more about SPIE at www.spie.org </li></ul><ul><li>Maria Yzuel, 2009 SPIE President </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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