Current, past, and future presidents of SPIE are active in the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP), which met in Washington, D.C., in December 2011 to discuss the key role scientific societies play in communicating the importance of science to legislators and the public.
Pictured left to right:
SPIE President-Elect William Arnold; Ralph James, a past SPIE President and Chair-Elect of the CSSP; John Holgren, scientific adviser to the U.S. President; and SPIE President Eustace Dereniak.
Cora Marrett, deputy director of the National Science Foundation (left), with Dereniak.
Dereniak; Ray Bowen, chair of the U.S. National Science Board; and SPIE President-Elect William Arnold.