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International OSA Network of Students (IONS)

Launched in 2006, the International OSA Network of Students (IONS) is a program that encourages student chapters to organize and manage regional and online meetings that focus on technical and professional development content and networking.

OSA supports IONS events through its guest lecturer program and provides administrative, marketing and event funding. For more information, please contact the OSA staff at:

Visit the Event Calendar for a listing of upcoming meetings.

Chapters that have affiliations with more than one professional society are encouraged to explore collaboration and funding options with these groups when planning IONS events. For more information, visit