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SPIE Diversity Outreach Award

The SPIE Diversity Outreach Award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting diversity in the education, training and participation of women and/or minorities in optics, photonics, electro-optics, or imaging technologies or applications. Honorarium $2,000.

Current Winner

Qaisar Abbas Naqvi 2022 SPIE Diversity Award winner   Qaisar Abbas Naqvi, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, is the 2022 winner of the SPIE Diversity Outreach Award in recognition of his inspirational attitude and dedication to providing support to all, free of bias, to help transform the lives of women and men from traditionally under-recognized segments of society by supporting their pursuit of higher education & research in optics and related fields.
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Previous Recipients of the SPIE Diversity Outreach Award

2021 - Céline d'Orgeville
2020 - Jessica Wade

2020 - Jessica Wade

The Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of her extensive public engagement surrounding the issues of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and for championing gender equity and diversity in these fields.