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 firstname.lastname@example.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