Early Career Professional Membership

SPIE Early Career Professionals

Start your career right
By joining as an Early Career Professional, offered for five years following graduation, you have access to a unique set of resources designed to boost your new career.

Learn valuable leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Take professional development courses, seek career advice, and network with potential mentors and collaborators. Gain support and recognition for your work through awards and fellowships, or present and publish at an SPIE event.

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Membership Benefits and Dues

Membership pays for itself with greater access to information, networking opportunities, and exclusive discounts.

Membership Includes:
• 15% off online courses and free online
   professional development
courses• Making the most of your Presentation
• Structuring your Research Paper
• Opportunity to serve in SPIE leadership
• Complimentary
SPIE journal• Advanced Photonics
• Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
• Journal of Astronomical Telescopes,
   Instruments, and Systems
• Journal of Biomedical Optics
• Journal of Electronic Imaging
• Journal of Medical Imaging
• Journal of Micro/Nanopatterning,
   Materials, and Metrology
• Journal of Optical Microsystems
• Journal of Nanophotonics
• Journal of Photonics for Energy
• Neurophotonics
• Optical Engineering
of your choice
• Exclusive access to Member networking events
• 10 SPIE Digital Library downloads Photonics Focus magazine
• Discounts on event registration, courses,
   SPIE Digital Library, and publications
• Career development and access to employers
   through the SPIE Career Center
• Recognition through award and fellowship
• Voting privileges to determine SPIE leadership
Membership Dues:
1-Year: $55
3-Year: $150
5-Year: $250
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Get information on discounted dues for countries eligible for Special Economic Consideration.


Inga Saknite Inga Saknite
Member since 2010
Vanderbilt University, USA
"Even though I am not a student anymore as I graduated from my PhD program in 2016, I still want to be an active Member of SPIE. I am confident that I have gained great experience in outreach activities, the organization of international conferences, networking and so much more, which is why I would like to be helpful to SPIE and give back as much as I can. "
Guillermo Sanchez-Guerrero Guillermo Sanchez-Guerrero
Member since 2009
Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico
"I'm grateful to SPIE and I want to be involved to return the favor to the Society. SPIE continuously helps me with my professional development. In this regard, I want to help other students to develop their professional abilities, increase their network, and get to know the Society more than I do."
Nishant Mohan Nishant Mohan
Member since 2008
Wasatch Photonics, USA
"SPIE has played important role in my career development and I would like to give back. I also like connecting with next generation of optics and photonics professionals."
Kevin Lalli Kevin Lalli
Member since 2016
Microsoft Hololens, USA
"I had always had great experiences with Student Chapters, and more recently connecting at SPIE conferences. Membership is a great way to stay connected to university connections, new colleagues, and keep up on all of the new tech."