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Nominate an Educator

Has a professor significantly impacted your life? If you would like this person to be recognized, consider nominating him/her for the SPIE Educator Award.

The Educator Award is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to optics education by an SPIE instructor or an educator in the field. Nominations for the Educator Award may be made through October 1 of any given year and are considered active for three years from the submission date.

Nominations must be accompanied by the following:

  • Completed award nomination form.
  • Brief citation stating the accomplishments that make the nominee deserving of this particular award.
  • A one-page narrative description of the significant aspects of the nominee's career.
    Curriculum vitae listing educational background, positions held, publications, awards, honors, activities and offices held within the Society.
  • A minimum of two (2) letters of reference from other than the nominator. Diversity of support is preferred; not all letters of recommendation should come from nominee's organization.

Click here to see a list of previous award recipients.