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Education Benefits | SPIE Student Members

SPIE Student Members in classroom

Your SPIE Student Membership provides many benefits to augment your formal education. As an SPIE Student Member, you receive significant discounts on courses at SPIE events and other educational products, online workshops to improve your communication skills, free workshops at SPIE events, and more.

Take full advantage of your membership: learn more about SPIE Student Membership or join today!


50% Discount on all courses at SPIE events

One of the many benefits of being an SPIE Student Member is a 50% discount on all courses at SPIE events. Courses are a great way to maximize your time at SPIE events: take advantage of the opportunity to get instruction from experienced professionals in your area of interest and network with other attendees, while earning CEUs to fulfill continuing education requirements. It's a great way to supplement your university education, and the discount is only available to SPIE Student Members.

Free Workshops at SPIE events

Many SPIE events offer workshops on communication, business, career advancement, and professional development topics - free to SPIE Student Members. Topics include technical presentations and writing, resumes/CVs and interviews, grant writing, early career professional advice, and other crucial topics to help shape your future career. Look for them at SPIE events including Photonics West, Optics + Photonics, and Medical Imaging.

Online Courses + Member-only Webcasts

If you can't attend an event or your schedule is too busy, SPIE online courses allow you to gain the benefits of the live courses on your own time and at your own pace. Your Student Membership provides free access to selected workshops, as well as Member-only Webcasts (see right column on the page), which provide training and advice on professional development and business topics in a more condensed format.

Continuing Education Units

IACET Authorzed Provider
SPIE is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.