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SPIE welcomes 52 new Senior Members

Honored for 'socially concerned scientific profile' in experience, engagement, performance

04 August 2014

Senior Member ribbon
A Senior Member ribbon adorns
the badge of a Photonics West
attendee, honoring the wearer.

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- Fifty-two distinguished members of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, have been elevated to the rank of Senior Member for 2014.

SPIE Senior Members are honored for their professional experience, their active involvement with the optics community and SPIE, and/or significant performance that sets them apart from their peers. Recommendations for individual candidates were evaluated by a subcommittee of the SPIE Membership Committee, chaired by SPIE Fellow Jacobus (Jim) Oschmann (Ball Aerospace), and approved by the society's Board of Directors.

"The subcommittee noted increasingly high accomplished nominees, following the trend observed in previous years," said subcommittee chair SPIE Senior Member Eva Campo (Bangor University and University of Texas, San Antonio). "In fact, their accomplishments, while revolving around scientific and technological advancement, often feature strong education and service. This is the socially concerned scientific profile that SPIE values so highly."

A minimum of five years of cumulative SPIE membership (not as a student member) is required for nomination as a Senior Member. Senior Members must also have at least 10 years of professional experience, which may include credit for up to six years while earning an academic degree.

SPIE President Philip Stahl (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center) congratulated the new Senior Members and thanked Oschmann and Campo for leading the nomination process.

The list of new SPIE Senior Members is online at www.spie.org/x19144.xml.

The SPIE Senior Member recognition program began in 2009 as a way to recognize active members earlier in their careers and from a broader constituency. The next deadline for nominating a candidate for SPIE Senior Member is 15 April 2015.

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves nearly 256,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent. SPIE provided more than $3.2 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2013.

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