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SPIE Overview for Students
 

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What is SPIE? How can joining a professional society help my career? How does SPIE support student development? Find out inside...

What is SPIE? How can joining a professional society help my career? How does SPIE support student development? Find out inside...

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    SPIE Overview for Students SPIE Overview for Students Presentation Transcript

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