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SPIE Professional April 2008

SPIE Members to Nominate, Elect Officers

SPIE 2009 elections and 2010 nominations begin.

The SPIE nominating committee is accepting recommendations for the 2010 election slate. Four seats on the SPIE Board of Directors and the vice president position will be open in 2010.

A candidate for director or officer must be a member in good standing of SPIE; normally have significant leadership experience with the Society (i.e., committee membership, chairing of conferences or committees, involvement in SPIE student activities, or a combination of these activities); or internationally recognized background in a new technology area of significant interest to SPIE. Directors, who serve a three-year term, are expected to attend and participate in three board meetings each year.

To make a recommendation, or for more information, e-mail governance@spie.org before 25 July. Please include a paragraph stating why the person is qualified to serve.

Elections for the 2009 SPIE Board of Directors will be held from 23 June to 25 July. Members will receive an e-mail message with instructions on the electronic voting.

On the ballot for the 2009 term are

* Director candidates Jennifer K. Barton, University of Arizona; V. Michael Bove Jr., MIT Media Lab; David L. Begley, David L. Begley LLC; Qingming Luo, Huazhong University of Science & Technology; Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut; Donis G. Flagello, ASML US Inc.; Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Center; and Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels

* Vice president candidates: Katarina Svanberg, Lund University Hospital (Sweden), and Arthur Chiou, National Yang-Ming University

* President-elect for 2009 Ralph B. James, Brookhaven National Laboratory

* Secretary/Treasurer Brian Lula, Physik Instrumente LP

DOI: 10.1117/2.4200804.13

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