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Student Chapter Leadership Workshop

The 15th annual SPIE Optics + Photonics Student Chapter Leadership Workshop was held last month in sunny San Diego. This year was the largest workshop yet with 245 student chapter members and alumni/early career professional facilitators from 39 different countries. The event is a highlight of the student chapter program, bringing together chapter leaders from around the world for a full day of leadership training and networking.

Jean-luc Doumont, Principiae and an SPIE Visiting Lecturer was the lead facilitator again this year along with the 25 early career professionals and student chapter alumni that were able to give the large room a small group feel. The workshop focused on what it means to be a leader, persuasion, and chapter management.

The learning and professional development didn’t end on Saturday. Student events continued on Sunday with a speaker series, free workshop and the popular Optics Outreach Games. The rest of the week was also full with events, networking, conferences, and some time for fun.

Professional photos were taken this year at the Leadership Workshop. Make sure to take a look on our SPIE Student Facebook page! And view the SCLW 2016 program for a more detailed schedule of the workshop, other student activities and photos of the volunteer facilitators.

We’re already looking forward to next year! Join us, 5 – 10 August 2017. Questions? Contact SPIE Student Services at students@spie.org.