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Volunteer with SPIE

The SPIE community represents a wide range of expertise spanning every facet of the science of light, and includes well-established and recognized leaders in the field from academia, government, and industry. Sharing this knowledge by volunteering with the Society is the true engine of SPIE. Help the continued growth of optics and photonics by volunteering your time and skills with us.

Advocacy
 
Public Policy
 
Get involved in the legislative process and help shape U.S. technology policy. Volunteer to make congressional visits, be part of export control working groups, or work with the National Photonics Initiative.
 
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SPIE Committees
 
SPIE Committees
 
The collective talents of our Members make SPIE a powerful force in the scientific community. Join an SPIE Committee and develop strategic policy for the Society, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
 
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Write for SPIE
 
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Share your knowledge and experience with the optics and photonics community by writing for SPIE. Write an article for SPIE Professional or SPIE Newsroom, or a post for the Photonics for a Better World blog.
 
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Translate Outreach Materials
 
Translate for SPIE
 
SPIE develops resources to bring optics and photonics to the general public. Help translate outreach materials into different languages so that our posters, outreach kits, and lesson plans are accessible around the world.
 
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Host an outreach event in your community with support from SPIE

SPIE Education Outreach Grants Program
 
 
Education Outreach Grants
 
Have an activity that will increase optics and photonics awareness among students or the larger community? Get funding from SPIE.
 
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SPIE International Day of Light Micro Grants
 
 
SPIE IDL Micro Grants
 
Celebrate the International Day of Light in your community by organizing an outreach event funded by SPIE.
 
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