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SPIE Overview for Students



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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  • 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]