Young Electrochemists Symposium (YES) 2014 hosted by BC, July 4, 2014

Symposium attendees study the poster session

Symposium attendees study the poster session

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) BC Student Chapter held its second annual BC Young Electrochemists Symposium (YES) on July 4, 2014 in Vancouver at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE), University of British Columbia (UBC).

The one-day symposium included five presentations by well-known scientists as well as a student poster presentation session, and was funded jointly by ECS and by CHBE. The event attracted more than fifty-five attendees from different departments at UBC, Simon Fraser University and Western Washington University. This year the ECS BC Student Chapter proudly hosted five interesting talks in the field of electrochemistry by Dr. Curtis Berlinguette (Professor at UBC), Dr. Hogan Yu (Professor at SFU), Dr. Amin Aziznia (Research Engineer at Mantra Energy Alternatives Ltd.), Dr. Thomas Kadyk (Post-doctoral fellow at SFU) and Dr. Alix Melchy (Post-doctoral fellow at SFU). Two cash prizes and one honorary gift were also awarded to the best posters by Heather Baroody (1st), Huihui Tian (2nd) and Sean McBeath (3rd) in the poster session competition.