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About SPIE
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving approximately 180,000 constituents from more than 170 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.
SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.
In 2010, the Society provided more than $2.3 million in support of scholarships, grants, and other education programs around the world.
Student Members
SPIE Student Membership is your gateway to the optics industry. Joining the society provides access to resources that will make a difference in your career. Being in a Student Chapter makes you a part of a dynamic international network of students working in optics and photonics programs.
Features of Student Membership

Join SPIE
Joining SPIE is easy through our web form, or you can download an Adobe Acrobat file (available in 6 languages) and submit it to SPIE via e-mail or FAX. Join now.
Annual Dues
Standard Student Membership: $20
Students in Special Consideration Nations$10
Pre-College Student Membership: No Charge