IOSA held the 2nd edition of What’s Up In Physics, our series of seminars about hot topics in physics. The subject of this session was Microscopy, and we had two great talks by Dr. Cristina Flors from IMDEA, and Dr. James Germann from CSIC Institute of Optics.
Thanks to the EPS for funding this activity!
This September, IOSA is celebrating its 3rd edition of the IOSA Scientific Seminars. This activity consists of short 6 minute presentations by pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and tenured researchers from the Institute of Optics. The last two editions have been a big success and we are very excited to continue with this activity. There’s still time to submit!
IOSA’s website has been down for a while but we are now back. We will be updating shortly with photos and information from our 2016 activities and future plans!
2015 was a very busy year for IOSA. Between IYL activities and our regular work, our workshops reached more people than usual.
On October 31st, IOSA brought its “Discovering Light” workshops to La Casa Encendida, a cultural center in central Madrid. For four hours, children of all ages and their parents were treated to multiple workshops as well as optics-related games and activities.
On November 12th, IOSA participated in the Week of Science in Madrid, furthering our yearly involvement in this activity. Children from Madrid visited the Institute of Optics and were able to participate in our workshops as well as in a laser maze built in the labs of the Institute.
On 19th and 20th of November IOSA participated to a new activity of “Ciudad Ciencia” in Los Llanos de Aridane (Santa Cruz de Tenerife). The “Discovering Light” workshops were held for more than a hundred primary school children and for general public, which had the chance to have a first-hand approach with color, vision, ray tracing, fluorescence and optical communications.
Besides these activities, IOSA continued bringing its workshops to schools and hospitals at a rate of one per month.
We will be updating the website with more information soon.
IOSA scientific seminars 2nd Edition
IOSA workshops at Alava Ingenieros
IOSA is happy to announce that we have merged with the EPS Young Minds Chapter from the Institute of Optics and will now do activities as IOSA OSA-EPS Student Chapter. This will expand our activities into physics and give us more opportunities to do networking and educational outreach.
IOSA members taught a workshop with the title “Discovering Light” to students of the Hospital Niño Jesús school in Madrid. The activities were carried out with the collaboration of Paloma Fernández member of the Permanent Commission of the Program ENCIENDE (ENSEÑANZA DE LAS CIENCIAS EN LA DIDÁCTICA ESCOLAR) and the personal of the Hospital. The kids enjoyed the workshops and they had a lot of fun with the experiments.
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