Special Events (2019)

Student Chapter Leadership Workshop

Sunday, 21 April 2019
9 am – 5 pm
Conference Room 301

Join SPIE student chapter leaders from around the world at this all-day Leadership Workshop. The workshop will start with breakfast, followed by a morning session on mindful leadership and chapter management. After lunch, instructor Dr. Catherine Berdanier will share tips to help you become a better communicator.

Catherine Berdanier
Pennsylvania State University

Catherine Berdanier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from The University of South Dakota, her M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University. Her research interests include graduate-level engineering education including doctoral student attrition and persistence; engineering writing; and engineering communication. Her research has been published in Journal of Engineering Education, International Journal of Engineering Education, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, and many other journal and conference venues.

Note: This workshop is free to all SPIE student chapter members with a paid registration badge. Officer Travel Grant recipients are automatically registered. All other interested SPIE student chapter members must register by Friday, 5 April to attend. Email students@spie.org to register.

SPIE Women in Optics Networking Luncheon

Tuesday, 23 April, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Offsite at Café Tosca in Yokohama Bay Hotel

SPIE welcomes female conference attendees to meet at Café Tosca in the Yokohama Bay Hotel for a delicious lunch and stimulating conversation.
Please RSVP here by 12 April. Due to limited seating, we will only be able to accommodate the first 20 to RSVP.

Café Tosca
Yokohama Bay Hotel
2-3-7 Minatomirai,
Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-8543, Japan