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SPIE Professional 2008

Singapore to Host Regional Student Chapters Meeting

Organizers hope the this summer's conference of SPIE Student Chapters will be the first of many such regional meetings of Student Chapters in Asia.

Singapore is the site this summer of a conference of SPIE Student Chapters, in what organizers hope will be the first of many such regional meetings of Student Chapters in Asia.

As the 2008 host, the SPIE Student Chapter in Singapore is offering free accommodations to one representative from each Student Chapter in Asia who attends and partial funding for other travel costs. The meeting is co-located with the 9th International Symposium on Laser Metrology, 30 June-2 July, at Singapore Management University.

Activities will include presentations on chapter activities in China, India, Taiwan, and elsewhere in the region, a training workshop for the Hands-On Optics educational enrichment program, and meetings with SPIE President Kevin Harding and SPIE Board member Anand Asundi.

Asundi, adviser to the Singapore Student Chapter and chair of the Laser Metrology Symposium, suggests that students who plan to attend also submit a paper to the Symposium to make this a two-for-one visit. “It will also be easier to get visas processed,” he says. Any SPIE Student Chapter member may attend.

Visit http://www.spiesingapore.org/, winner of the 2007 SPIE Chapter Web site contest, for more information about the student conference.

For more information about the Laser Metrology Symposium, visit www.lm2008.org.

DOI: 10.1117/2.4200804.20

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