(as published in Interface Vol. 20, No.4)
Montreal with its vivid electrochemical community offers now another opportunity for students to get in contact with the Electrochemical Society. The creation of the ECS Montreal Student Chapter is the first of its kind in Canada and will give students of all university levels in and around Montreal the opportunity to actively participate in events throughout the year. After an opening party in December 2010, the chapter introduced itself to the Montreal electrochemistry and solid state science students by organizing the first annual Montreal Student Symposium with the motto “exchanging electrons and ideas” on June 20th 2011. With three invited speakers, seven oral student presentations and ten poster presentations, the Symposium was a great success, showing the demand by Montreal students for a student electrochemical community. The topics ranged from electrochemical energy over analytical electrochemistry and electrochemical catalysis to photonic devices. Two prizes, sponsored by the ECS Canadian Section, were awarded to the best oral and poster presentations. The exchange between students and professors of all four Montreal universities and a national research center was highly encouraging and stands as an ideal recipe for future events. Further information about the ECS Montreal Student Chapter can be found at http://ecsmontreal.blogspot.com or visit us on facebook.
35 participants followed the three invited talks and the seven student talks.
During the two hour poster session different electrochemical topics were discussed.
The winners of the presentation prices Julia Agullo (left, oral presentation) and Sana Dhaybi (right, poster presentation). Both prices were financed by the ECS Canadian Section.