For groups interested in forming an SPIE Student Chapter at an educational institution, please complete this formto see if your educational institution is eligible to form a student chapter. If your optics program meets our requirements and your Chapter Interest Form is approved, you will be notified and sent a link to complete the SPIE Student Chapter Application.
The educational institution must have at least one of the following:
- Graduate Degree Program or equivalent in Physics, Engineering, or other optics-related field (e.g. M.Sc. In Biomedical Optics) with ability to specialize in optics coursework.
- Bachelor's Program or equivalent program specific to optics (e.g. B.Sc. in Laser Technology; excludes broad programs such as B.Sc in Electrical Engineering)
Certificate programs specific to optics (e.g. Precision Machining - Optical Fabrication)
- Support for student optics research from professors specialized in the field