The student chapter pages on SPIE.org have undergone serious upgrades. We've introduced an interactive world map, chapter organization by country, easier logo access, and an alumni list.
The chapter direcotry landing page now has a much cleaner look. The world map is now a fully-interactive map with placemarkers for all SPIE student chapters. This makes it much easier to locate nearby chapters when planning a collaborative event. There is also a drop-down menu that allows you to filter chapters by country. Choose any country and the world map will zoom in to that location; offering a quick view of all chapters in the area. Chapters have been located with automatic geocoding software - so the accuracy of the information depends on what is in the location database. Please send an email to email@example.com if you wish to provide more accurate latitude and longitude data for your chapter.
Individual chapter pages were also upgraded in order to offer more useful information in one location. This increases both the findability of your chapter information and efficiency.
One of the most useful updates is the addition of the chapter logo. Logos can now be download directly from your chapter page; either as a single .jpg file or a .zip file with all four versions.
We have also added a line that states when each chapter was established with SPIE. While minor, it is an important piece of chapter history.
Also available now is an alumni roster which allows you to see which current SPIE members used to belong to your chapter. All current regular and early career professional members of SPIE that have a previous chapter membership are listed. This puts you just one click away from each alumni's profile page where you can learn all about their SPIE involvement. Knowing this information is a great way to establish connections and build your network. For example, anyone listed on the alumni roster can recieve travel support as your SPIE Visiting Lecturer.
SPIE Student Services is always striving to provide the best student chapter experience. If you have any suggestions for further improving the web pages, or any other aspect of the student chapter program, please email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org