The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE), UBC, were the proud hosts, this July, of the second annual BC Young Electrochemists Symposium (YES), held by the Electrochemical Society of BC (ECSBC) Student Chapter. The symposium was jointly sponsored by ECS and CHBE.
The ECSBC Student Chapter strives to foster interaction among students, professors, researchers, and industry experts interested in the field of electrochemistry in British Columbia.
The one-day symposium included presentations and a student poster presentation session, with prizes for the best research posters. The presentations were by Dr. Curtis Berlinguette (UBC), Dr. Hogan Yu (SFU), Dr. Amin Aziznia (Mantra Energy Alternatives Ltd.), Dr. Thomas Kadyk (SFU) and Dr. Alix Melchy (SFU). Two cash prizes and one honorary gift were awarded to the best posters by Heather Baroody (1st), Huihui Tian (2nd) and Sean McBeath (3rd) in the poster competition.
The event attracted more than fifty-five attendees from UBC, Simon Fraser and Western Washington universities and from industry.