IONS-NA 8 Montreal

The 8th North America International OSA Network of Students (IONS)® conference will take place at Polytechnique Montréal in Montréal, Canada on 25-27 May 2014. On behalf of the sponsors of this event, we extend the invitation to you all.


IONS conferences bring students together from all over the world to discuss the latest results in their research and to share their experiences with OSA Student Chapter activities.


The submission and registration deadline is 1 April 2014.
Submit your abstract and register today!  
Note: Conference registration is FREE and most meals are included! Travel grants are also available!

Conference highlights include:

  • Plenary talks
  • Student quick talk
  • Student paper presentation and poster session
  • Best student talk /poster awards
  • Conference dinner
  • Social day

Visit the IONS-NA 8 website for more information on speakers, events, programs and travel grants.

Contact us if you have any questions.


February Social: kaleidoscopes

Hey there!

The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering is coming up one more year. We will be there on March 22, 2014 to share light experiences with kids and families!

BUT before going to San Diego, we need to get to work and prepare the material for the children. Since last year event was a complete success, we’re repeating with Kaleidoscopes and Spectrometers.

On Thursday 27, join us put together the kaleidoscope kits!

When: Thursday 27, February 2014 at 5:00pm.

Where: second floor of Natural Sciences 2.

Refreshments and snacks will be served!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

2014 Biophotonics Summer School

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hosts the 5th Biophotonics Summer School.


May 19-30, 2014


10 days: 4 hours of lectures and 4 hours of labs per day


Principles of Biophotonics

Technology and methods of investigation

Current research (e.g., biomolecular sensing, nanoprobes, nonlinear microscopy, nanoscopy, nanoplasmonics, quantitative phase imaging)

Leading speakers from Illinois and U.S.

Check the schedule and additional information here.