Our student chapter history began in October 2008. As the photonics program at Michigan Tech was growing, Dr. Roggemann and Dr. Middlebrook agreed to advise the new student chapter. We collected a list of names, became an official campus organization, voted in our first officers and were finally approved as an official "SPIE Student Chapter."
Established to promote the discipline of Optical Science and Engineering through the organized effort of this group in study, research, and discussion; to disseminate knowledge of the field of Optical Engineering; and to further the professional development of the students. The Chapter shall promote membership in SPIE by acquainting the student body with ideas, purposes, and objectives of SPIE.