The collective talents of our Members make SPIE a powerful force in the scientific community. SPIE committees develop strategic policy and help foster interaction and cooperation, as well as deepening the Board's understanding of issues that have an impact on the Society.
The Audit Committee reviews financial transactions of the Society and reports results to the Board.
The Awards Committee reviews the choices of the award subcommittees, selects the Gold Medal recipient and submits these recommendations for Society Awards to the Board.
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The Corporate and Exhibitor Committee monitors and oversees Society activities that address the needs of SPIE Corporate Sustaining Members and Exhibitors.
The Education and Outreach Committee maintains surveillance of the educational activities of the Society and monitors the quality of educational programs conducted in the name of the Society.
The Engineering, Science, and Technology Policy (ESTeP) Committee promotes understanding at all levels of policy decision-making, about those issues that affect the well-being of the optical science and engineering communities worldwide. This Committee also advises the Board and other Society groups on ways to expand the Society's role in science and engineering policy.
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee works to develop a set of strategies that SPIE can adopt to improve and enhance diversity and inclusion in all aspects of SPIE. Diversity is defined as any group that is considered to be underrepresented in the fields of science and engineering. This includes race, gender, ethnicity, lifestyle, economic and geographic.
The Fellows Committee makes recommendations to the President and Board of Directors for Fellows, Life, and Honorary Membership candidates.
The Financial Advisory Committee reviews and consults with the Treasurer regarding Society financial affairs and procedures.
The Membership and Community Development Committee oversees and guides Society activities that promote the professional careers and address the needs and interests of SPIE individual Members and constituents.
The Publications Committee monitors the publications of the Society and ascertains that editorial content of digital and printed matter distributed in the name of the Society is appropriate to the technical and ethical standards of the discipline and the Society.
The Scholarship Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on the scholarship and grant awards made in the name of the Society.
The Senior Member Committee makes recommendations to the President and Board of Directors for Senior Members.
The Symposia Committee has oversight responsibilities for the global aspects of the Society's symposia and technical activities including international, national, and regional educational programs and conferences.
Are you interested in getting involved with SPIE on a governance level? The Society has a range of active committees, providing a variety of engaging opportunities through which to contribute in your area of expertise and interest. Bringing together people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives makes SPIE stronger and supports our mission.
Committee members must be current SPIE members, and commit to serving a three-year term.
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