Two contributions from IOSA members Maria Vinas and Mario Garcia was well received at the FiO, Oct 2014 conference at Tucson. Ms Vinas was also the proud recipient of the Emily Wolf award for the best presentation.
Also, Mario Garcia represented IOSA at the Student Leadership conference, October 2014 in Tucson. The conference discussed in detail the how to maintain the chapter, how to request for grants among other things. This was a great platform to network with other student chapters around the world. But the most impressive fact of the conference was the lectures by Scientific Stalwarts like Alain Aspect (Ives Prize 2013), WE Moermer (Nobel Prize, 2014), Olivier Guyon (MacArthur Fellow, 2012) and James Fisher (Vice President, Newport Corporation).