SPIE Global Programs | Supporting Growth in Optics and Photonics around the World

Around the world, students, professors, industry leaders and government scientists are doing incredible things to advance the field of optics and photonics. SPIE believes their efforts should be supported, rewarded and recognized.

To that end, SPIE supports global growth in optics and photonics through a variety of programs that provides access to resources , networking, and funding.

 SPIE Journal and Digital Library Access
Working in conjunction with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, SPIE distributes SPIE Digital Library access to developing nations via the eJDS program. SPIE also works with INASP to provide Journal access.

 Active Learning in Optics and Photonics (ALOP)
The UNESCO ALOP program, a hands-on educator training program supported by SPIE, trains teachers in developing countries. 

Read the report from the recent Mini ALOP Workshop in Mumbai, India held at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, January 2018.

 International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Winter College
Provides students from developing nations access to seminars from top researchers at the ICTP. SPIE is a partner in funding college and ongoing optics training programs.

 Visiting Lecturers Program
Brings world-class scientists and engineers to SPIE Student Chapters and other approved regional organizations.

 Women in Optics Speakers and Networking Events
Promoting personal and professional growth for women through community building , networking opportunities, and encouraging young women to choose optics as a career.