199th Meeting - Washington, DC

March 25-29, 2001

Renaissance Washington DC Hotel

The technical program for this meeting features 34 outstanding symposia consisting of over 1,150 technical presentations. A complete listing of all the Technical Symposia, including the complete technical program, is now available for this meeting.

WELCOME TO WASHINGTON, DC

Everyone knows that Downtown DC is the heart of the nation's capital, where government meets performing arts, entertainment and retail. Now it is time to see for yourself! Downtown DC is a 110-block neighborhood that is changing right before your eyes.

Downtown DC is a safer, cleaner, reinvigorated community that's more exciting and vital than ever. Surrounded by the world-famous Smithsonian museums, the White House, and the Capitol, Downtown DC boasts more than 100 restaurants serving everything from fast food to fine cuisine, five theaters including the nation's foremost Shakespeare company and an impressive collection of museums making this area the most exciting destination in all of the nation's capital.

As the nation's capital, Washington, DC offers a multitude of historical, cultural and recreational activities. From theatre and jazz to memorials and museums; from biking and paddle-boating to browsing and bargains, Washington, DC offers fresh, year-round adventures for visitors of all ages.

Discover free concerts throughout the city during warm weather months or enjoy ice skating amidst contemporary sculptures during the winter. Be sure to explore the Renaissance of downtown Washington, then wander through historic neighborhoods to see where the locals live and play.

HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION

The 199th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, Inc. will be held at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel (999 9th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20011-9000 USA). The Renaissance Washington DC Hotel is known as Washington's premier convention hotel. This hotel is located on the corner of 9th and K streets, across from the Washington Convention Center and midway between the Capital and the White House and only 10 minutes from Washington National Airport and 40 minutes from both Dulles and Baltimore/Washington International Airports.

Since the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel is the Headquarters Hotel, we have the following special reduced hotel rates for our attendees:

Special ECS Convention Hotel Rates
Rate Type
$150.00 Single Occupancy
$170.00 Double Occupancy

Please note that March is an extremely busy month in Washington and space is limited, so we encourage you to make your reservations early. The deadline for reservations is February 26, 2001. We encourage you to register on-line: www.marriott.com. Be sure to indicate the special group ID code: EIS to obtain the special convention rates listed above. The Renaissance Washington DC Hotel reservations telephone number is (202) 898-9000, toll free (800) 228-9290, or fax (202) 962-4445. Again, to obtain the special convention rates listed above, you must mention the special group code "EIS" for the 199th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, Inc.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

The blue SuperShuttle shuttle buses run approximately every thirty minutes between the airports and downtown Washington, DC twenty-four hours each day. Tickets are $9.00 person from Reagan National and $22.00 from Dulles. At Reagan National Airport - Collect your baggage and follow signs for ground transportation leading you directly to the SuperShuttle boarding area located on lower level, outside at curb. There will be a uniformed Guest Service Representative who will assist with baggage and boarding. At Washington/Dulles Airport - Collect your baggage and follow signs for ground transportation leading you directly to the SuperShuttle boarding area located on lower level, outside at curb 1D or 1F. There will be a uniformed Guest Service Representative who will assist with baggage and boarding. For reservations, call SuperShuttle Washington, DC 2605 S. Clark St.- Arlington, VA 22202 at 800-BLUE VAN (258-3826) to confirm fares. After 12:00 AM, call (703) 416-7884.

AIRLINE RESERVATION INFORMATION

United Airlines has been designated as the "Official" carrier for the 199th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society. United Airlines is offering a 5% discount off the lowest applicable fare when you call United's toll-free reservation number 1-800-521-4041 and refer to the special ECS Meeting ID Number 583PY; or a 10% discount off the applicable BUA, or like, fares in effect when tickets are purchased 7 days in advance. An additional 5% discount will apply when you purchase your tickets at least 60 days in advance of your travel date. At the time you make your airline reservations with United, you may also receive a 10% discount on Alamo and Avis rental cars. Book your flight early to take advantage of promotional fares that give you the greatest discount. Mileage Plus members receive full credit for all miles flown to this meeting.

To utilize United's quality service, convenient schedules and special fares, follow these two steps:

  1. Call, or have your travel agent call 1-800-521-4041 daily from 7:00 AM to 12:00 Midnight Eastern Standard Time, 7 days a week;
  2. Refer to The Electrochemical Society Meeting File Number: 583PY

MEETING REGISTRATION

The meeting registration area will be located in the Pre-Function Area, which is located on the Ballroom Level of the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel.

Advance Registration

Advance registration is encouraged. Send your Advance Registration Form to: The Electrochemical Society, Inc., 65 South Main Street, Pennington, New Jersey 08534-2839, U.S.A.; Phone: (609) 737-1902; Fax: (609) 737-2743 or register on-line on the ECS Home Page on the World Wide Web at http://www.electrochem.org/meetings/199/reg.html. TO AVOID DUPLICATE PAYMENTS, MAIL OR FAX (BUT NOT BOTH) YOUR ADVANCE REGISTRATION FORM TO SOCIETY HEADQUARTERS. THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ADVANCE REGISTRATION, WITH PAYMENT IS MARCH 2, 2001. Written requests for refunds will be honored only if received at Society Headquarters in Pennington before March 9, 2001.

Registration at the Meeting

Meeting Registration Hours
Day Hours
Sunday, March 25, 2001 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday, March 26, 2001 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, March 27, 2001 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, March 28, 2001 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday, March 29, 2001 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

REGISTRATION FEES

ALL PARTICIPANTS AND ATTENDEES ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE APPROPRIATE REGISTRATION FEE LISTED BELOW. Payment can be made by cash, check, or travelers checks in U.S. funds. Credit cards, Mastercard or Visa only, are accepted.

The schedule of registration fees is as follows:

Note: All registrants will receive a copy of the Meeting Abstracts Volume as a part of their registration fee.

Meeting Registration Fees
Category Advance On-Site
Member $240 $270
Nonmember* $350 $380
Student Member+ $65 $80
Student Nonmember*+ $85 $100
One Day Member $190 $205
One Day Nonmember* $200 $215
Nontechnical $50 $65
Emeritus & Honorary $0 $0
ISOEN 8 Registrants** $450 $480
ISOEN 8 Students** $275 $290

*If a nonmember registers (excluding one day fee) and submits an Application for Admission within four months of the Washington, DC Meeting, and is subsequently elected to membership, they will receive a complimentary membership in the Society.

**ISOEN 8 Registrants & Students - Admittance to the ISOEN 8 symposium and other meeting activities, a copy of the meeting abstracts volume, a copy of the ISOEN 8 proceedings volume (to be mailed when published), a ticket to the ISOEN 8 Banquet on Wednesday evening, and a special conference bag.

+All students must send verification of student eligibility along with their registration.

MEETING INFORMATION

Event Location
Meeting Registration Pre-Function Area, Ballroom Level
Information/Message Center Pre-Function Area, Ballroom Level
Nontechnical Registrant Lounge Tavern, Lobby Level
Society Headquarters Office Room 6, Meeting Room Level
Speaker-Ready Room Room 18, Ballroom Level
Employment Interview Room Boardroom A, 2nd Floor

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Sunday, March 25, 2001

Short Courses

The Society will sponsor the following three Short Courses, which will be conducted on Sunday, March 25, 2001 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Short course notes are available at the time of the courses. The registration fee for these courses are $300.00 for Society Members and $375.00 for Nonmembers. These fees cover the course, luncheon, coffee breaks, and text materials; this fee is not applicable to any other activities of the Society Meetings. Students are offered a 50% discount on course registration. The deadline for the receipt of short course registrations is March 2, 2001.

  1. Analytical Chemistry of Chemical Sensors by Joseph R. Stetter, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
  2. Plasma Processing of Low K Dielectric Films by Dale E. Ibbotson, Lucent Technologies, Orlando, FL and Dennis W. Hess, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  3. Integrated Circuit Fabrication and Yield Control by Ernest Levine, IBM Microelectronics Division

Professional Development Workshops

The Society will sponsor two professional development workshops on Sunday. These workshops are free to all meeting registrants.

  1. Cover Letter for Your Resume: 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM by William R. Hencke, Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, Room 19, Ballroom Level. This informal workshop will discuss the need for the cover letter, how to write it, as well as the many "do's" and "don'ts" in preparing such a letter.
  2. Job Interviewing Tips: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM by William R. Hencke, Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, Room 19, Ballroom Level. This informal workshop will discuss the "art of interviewing". How to improve your chances of properly impressing the interviewer, key questions to ask, and other pertinent issues about being selected for the job.

Fullerenes for the Rest of Us

A series of talks are planned to provide an opportunity to learn more about other areas of electrochemical and solid state research within The Electrochemical Society, as well as to meet colleagues and other members. The first such talk, entitled "Fullerenes for the Rest of Us: Fun with a Nearly Spherical-Electron-Molecule" will be given by Fred Wudl of UCLA and is scheduled from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM in the Auditorium located on the Meeting Room Level. All conference attendees are encouraged to attend this general interest lecture.

Sunday Evening Get-Together

An informal Get-Together will be held in the Grand Ballrooms North & Central located on the Ballroom Level from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. All Meeting registrants are invited to attend this complimentary event.

Monday, March 26, 2001

Plenary Session

At 8:30 AM, the Plenary Session will be held in the Grand Ballrooms North & Central located on the Ballroom Level. William D. Phillips, Recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), will deliver The Electrochemical Society Plenary Lecture entitled, "Almost Absolute Zero: The Story of Laser Cooling and Trapping".

Coffee Break

Immediately following the Plenary Session, a coffee break will be held in the Pre-Function Area located on the Ballroom Level from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM for all meeting attendees.

Monday Evening Mixer, General Society Student Poster Session and Technical Exhibition

Along with the grand opening of the Technical Exhibition, an informal gathering will be held in Congressional Halls A-D located on the Ballroom Level from 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM. Beer, soft drinks, and snacks will be served on a complimentary basis. In addition, there will be a cash bar for those who prefer mixed drinks or wine. The General Society Student Poster Session will be held as a part of the Monday Evening Mixer. Formal presentations and judging of the posters will begin at 6:15 PM when the Mixer opens. Winners will be selected and announced at the Honors and Awards Session on Wednesday morning. The technical exhibition will feature instruments, materials, systems, publications, and software of interest to Meeting attendees. All Meeting registrants are invited to both attend the Mixer and Technical Exhibition and view the posters.

Workshops

The Society will sponsor the following three professional development workshops on Monday. These workshops are free to all meeting registrants.

  1. Cover Letter for Your Resume: 12:00 Noon - 12:45 PM by William R. Hencke, Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, Room 19, Ballroom Level. This informal workshop will discuss the need for the cover letter, how to write it, as well as the many "do's" and "don'ts" in preparing such a letter.
  2. Job Interviewing Tips: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM by William R. Hencke, Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, Room 19, Ballroom Level. This informal workshop will discuss the "art of interviewing". How to improve your chances of properly impressing the interviewer, key questions to ask, and other pertinent issues about being selected for the job.
  3. Resume Round Table: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM by William R. Hencke, Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, Room 19, Ballroom Level. This informal round table workshop is designed to provide feedback on resumes by publicly critiquing participants' resumes and offering suggestions on ways to make them more effective. Two 20-minute presentations are planned, one at 3:00 PM and one at 4:00 PM, which will be followed by individual critiques.

Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Annual Society Luncheon and Business Meeting

At 12:15 PM, the Annual Society Luncheon and Business Meeting will be held in the Grand Ballroom South located on the Ballroom Level. At this annual business luncheon, the President, Secretary, and Treasurer will give brief reports on the current state of the Society. All members and meeting attendees are invited to participate in this Annual Meeting. Tickets are $16.00 in Advance and $19.00 On-Site.

Technical Exhibition and Poster Session

The Technical Exhibition will be held in Congressional Halls A-D located on the Ballroom Level from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM and from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in conjunction with a general poster session covering several technical symposia and over 120 posters. At 9:30 AM, a Technical Session coffee break is scheduled in the Exhibit Hall to allow meeting attendees additional time to browse through the exhibits. At 7:00 PM, beer, soft drinks, and snacks will be served on a complimentary basis. In addition, there will be a cash bar for those who prefer mixed drinks or wine. This exhibition will feature instruments, materials, systems, publications, and software of interest to meeting attendees.

Physical Electrochemistry Division David C. Grahame Award Reception

At 7:30 PM, a reception will be held in the Renaissance Ballroom East located on the Ballroom Level of the hotel in honor of Professor Daniel A. Scherson, the 10th recipient of the David C. Grahame Award of the Physical Electrochemistry Division. This Award is given biannually to "encourage excellence in physical electrochemistry research." All attendees are welcome to greet the medallist.

James E. Castle's 65th Year Symposium Banquet

Beginning at 7:30 PM, a banquet will be held in the Grand Ballroom South located on the Ballroom Level for attendees of the State-of-the-Art Application of Surface and Interface Analysis Methods to Environment Material Interactions Symposium: In Honor of James E. Castle's 65th Year. Tickets for this event are $49.00 in advance and $56.00 at the Meeting.

Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Honors and Awards Session

The Honors and Awards Session will begin at 8:30 AM in the Grand Ballroom North located on the Ballroom Level. At this session the Solid State Science and Technology Award will be presented to Arnold Reisman, as well as several other awards. All Meeting registrants are invited.

Solid State Science and Technology Award Address

Immediately following the Honors and Awards Session, Arnold Reisman will deliver the Solid State Science and Technology Award Address entitled, "Scaling, the n, the Dt, Hot Electrons, and the Making of Small Structures: The Road to Smallness is Strewn with Tolerances". All Meeting registrants are invited to attend this award address as well as the special reception that will be held in the Renaissance Club Lounge located on the 2nd Floor at 6:00 PM.

Technical Exhibition

The Technical Exhibition will be held in Congressional Halls A-D located on the Ballroom Level from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. A Technical Session coffee break is scheduled at 9:30 AM in the Exhibit Hall to allow meeting attendees additional time to browse through the exhibits. This exhibition will feature instruments, materials, systems, publications, and software of interest to meeting attendees.

National Capital Section Meeting

At 5:00 PM, an informal meeting of the National Capital Section will be held in Rooms 10 & 11 located on the Meeting Room Level followed by a presentation at 6:00 PM by Dr. John D. Broadwater of the USS Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. The USS MONITOR was involved in the world's first naval conflict between ironclads during the American Civil War. The MONITOR sank off the coast of North Carolina during a storm in 235 feet of water. He will talk about underwater archaeology and state-of-the-art marine technology that is employed by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to preserve this part of American history. He will also speak about NOAA's participation is helping preserve the wreck of the RMS TITANIC.

ISOEN 8 Banquet

At 5:30 PM, the Eighth International Symposium on Olfaction and the Electronic Nose Symposium (ISOEN 8) Banquet will be held in the Congressional Hall B located on the Ballroom Level. Tickets for all ISOEN 8 registrants are included in their special registration fee. Additional tickets are $49.00 in Advance and $56.00 On-Site.

Solid State Science and Technology Award Reception

At 6:00 PM, a special reception will be held in the Tavern located on Lobby Level in honor of the Solid State Science and Technology Award recipient Arnold Reisman. All meeting registrants are invited to greet the medallist.

Illumination of Grandeur: Washington at Night with Dessert

From 8:00 to 11:00 PM, we will enjoy the splendor of Washington at night, and tonight we will see what many only see on postcards. We will drive by the south side of the White House, the home of every President except George Washington. Then we will continue past the famed Smithsonian Complex where you will see the Capitol building come into view. As you will circle Capitol Hill we'll also see the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress, and pass the beautifully lit Washington Monument with its circle of flags waving in the breeze. Then we will stop at the highlights of the tour, the Jefferson Memorial. This delicate structure is among the most beautiful in the city and is further enhanced by its own reflection in the Tidal Basin. We will then stop at the Lincoln and the Vietnam and Korean War Veteran Memorials. The Lincoln Memorial, which rises majestically above the surrounding trees, honors Abraham Lincoln. This is Washington's most imposing and inspiring monument. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is situated on the grounds adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial and located below the earth to provide a peaceful setting for this moving memorial with over 58,000 names inscribed chronologically by the date of casualty, and alphabetically within date order. Similarly, the Korean War Veterans Memorial expresses both the enduring gratitude of the nation to those who served and fell in Korea, and also proclaims a broader message about the willingness to serve in that citizens' army which is the heart of our democracy. We will also stop at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts which is the sole official memorial to President Kennedy in the nation's capital. We will enjoy a delicious dessert treat during this wonderfully illuminated exclusive tour of our Nation's Capital. Tickets are $39.00 per person in Advance and $45.00 per person On-Site.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Sunday, March 25, 2001

TIME COMMITTEE/LOCATION
2:00 PM Electronics Division Subcommittee on Silicon Dioxide/Silicon Interface, Room 12, Meeting Room Level
3:00 PM Electronics Division Subcommittee on Compound Semiconductors, Room 13, Meeting Room Level
Electronics Division Subcommittee on ULSI Science and Technology, Room 14, Meeting Room Level
4:00 PM Interface Advisory Board, Room 1, Meeting Room Level
5:00 PM Fellow Nominating Subcommittee, Room 12, Meeting Room Level
5:30 PM Electronics Division Technical Program Planning Subcommittee, Rooms 8 & 9, Meeting Room Level
6:00 PM European Section Meeting, Room 1, Meeting Room Level
6:30 PM Dielectric Science and Technology Division Governing Body/Long-Range Planning Committee, Room 13, Meeting Room Level
Council of Sections, Room 14, Meeting Room Level
7:00 PM Fullerenes Group Executive Committee, Room 12, Meeting Room Level
7:30 PM Luminescence and Display Materials Division Executive Committee, Boardroom D, 2nd Floor
8:00 PM The Eighth International Symposium on Olfaction and the Electronic Nose (ISOEN 8) Executive Board Meeting, Room 17, Meeting Room Level
Electronics Division Executive Committee, Rooms 8 & 9, Meeting Room Level
Physical Electrochemistry Division Symposium Planning Committee, Boardroom C, 2nd Floor
8:45 PM Sensor Division Executive Committee, Room 1, Meeting Room Level


Monday, March 26, 2001

TIME COMMITTEE/LOCATION
7:00 AM Industrial Electrolysis and Electrochemical Engineering Division Executive Committee, Room 1, Meeting Room Level
Dielectric Science and Technology Division Symposium Planning Committee, Room 17, Meeting Room Level
High Temperature Materials Division Executive Committee, Boardroom D, 2nd Floor
Physical Electrochemistry Division Executive Committee, Boardroom C, 2nd Floor
9:30 AM Carl Wagner Award Subcommittee, Room 1, Meeting Room Level
Olin Palladium Award Subcommittee, Room 17, Meeting Room Level
10:30 AM Education Committee, Room 17, Meeting Room Level
Contributing Membership Committee, Room 1, Meeting Room Level
1:30 PM Society Meeting Committee, Room 17, Meeting Room Level
3:00 PM New Technology Subcommittee, Room 1, Meeting Room Level
Letters Advisory Board, Boardroom C, 2nd Floor
4:00 PM Solid State Division/Group Chairmen's Meeting (Sensor Division Host), Boardroom B, 2nd Floor
Honors and Awards Committee, Boardroom D, 2nd Floor
5:00 PM Organic and Biological Electrochemistry Division Executive Committee, Room 17, Meeting Room Level
7:00 PM Energy Technology Division Executive Committee, Room 1, Meeting Room Level


Tuesday, March 27, 2001

TIME COMMITTEE/LOCATION
7:00 AM Symposium Subcommittee, Room 17, Meeting Room Level
Journal Editorial Board, Boardroom D, 2nd Floor
9:00 AM Publication Committee, Room 19, Meeting Room Level
10:30 AM Individual Membership Committee and Division/Group/Local Section Representatives, Room 17, Meeting Room Level
1:30 PM Technical Affairs Committee, Room 17, Meeting Room Level
3:30 PM Finance Committee, Room 1, Meeting Room Level


Wednesday, March 28, 2001

TIME COMMITTEE/LOCATION
7:00 AM Council of Past Presidents' Breakfast, Room 17, Meeting Room Level
Solid State Monograph Committee, Room 1, Meeting Room Level
10:00 AM Ways and Means Committee, Room 17, Meeting Room Level
12:00 Noon Financial Policy Advisory Committee, Room 1, Meeting Room Level
2:00 PM Ad Hoc Committee on the Society Centennial, Room 17, Meeting Room Level
5:30 PM National Capital Section Meeting, Rooms 10 & 11, Meeting Room Level
7:00 PM Fullerenes Symposium Planning Committee, Room 19, Meeting Room Level


Thursday, March 29, 2001

TIME COMMITTEE/LOCATION
9:00 AM Board of Directors' Meeting, Congressional Hall A, Ballroom Level


LUNCHEONS AND BUSINESS MEETINGS

Luncheon tickets are $16.00 in Advance and $19.00 at the Meeting and non-refundable; space is limited and tickets should be purchased in advance.

Monday, March 26, 2001

TIME DIVISION/LOCATION
12:15 PM Electronics Division, Grand Ballroom South, Ballroom Level
Physical Electrochemistry Division, Renaissance Ballroom East, Ballroom Level
Industrial Electrolysis and Electrochemical Engineering Division, Congressional Foyer, Ballroom Level


Tuesday, March 27, 2001

TIME DIVISION/LOCATION
12:15 PM Annual Society Luncheon, Grand Ballroom South, Ballroom Level


Wednesday, March 28, 2001

TIME DIVISION/LOCATION
12:15 PM Dielectric Science and Technology Division, Congressional Foyer, Ballroom Level
Energy Technology Division, Tavern, Lobby Level
Fullerenes Group, Grand Ballroom South, Ballroom Level
Organic and Biological Electrochemistry Division, Renaissance Ballroom East, Ballroom Level


TECHNICAL SESSION CO-CHAIR ORIENTATION

All Technical Session Co-Chairs are urged to attend an orientation breakfast on the day of their sessions. The continental breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM Monday through Thursday in the Congressional Foyer located on the Ballroom Level. All Session Co-Chairs have been sent the necessary information and materials needed to conduct their Technical Sessions. Should you have any questions or specific problems that you would like to discuss, a member of the Society Headquarters Staff will be available during the times listed above on the day of your participation.

NONTECHNICAL REGISTRANTS PROGRAM

Nontechnical Registrants are cordially invited to a complimentary continental breakfast each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Monday through Thursday, in the Tavern located on the Lobby Level of the hotel. During this period, plans can be made with old and new acquaintances to enjoy one of the many sightseeing tours available through USA Hosts, the exclusive tour operator for the Society's 199th Meeting. The Tour Registration Desk will be located in the Meeting Registration Area in the Pre-Function Area located on the Ballroom Level from the hours: Sunday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Monday - Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Tour reservations must be received by March 12, 2001 to qualify for the advance prices so please make your reservations early because space is limited. On-site registrations will be taken on a space available basis only. Buses for all tours will depart from the K Street exit of the hotel at the scheduled times listed below. Please feel free to contact USA Hosts - Washington D.C., 1730 K Street, NW, Suite 701, Washington, D.C. 20006 USA, Phone: (202) 857-4111, Toll free: (800) 349-4679, Fax: (202) 785-4568, with any questions you may have. Please mention that you are attending The Electrochemical Society Meeting in Washington, DC. Tour tickets will be distributed at The Electrochemical Society Tour Desk in the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel.

Monday, March 26, 2001

Around the Town in Washington, DC Orientation - 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (Tavern, Lobby Level)

Where is the US Capitol? How do I get in the White House? Who's up for Air & Space? Ginny Beale has been a licensed tour guide in Washington for over 30 years. After the "essential get around" orientation, she will deliver an informative lecture on what Washington DC has to offer from the Star Bangled standards to the what's new at Washington museums. Individuals will be encouraged to visit her at the hospitality desk and take advantage of Tours that are offered by The Electrochemical Society. Price: Complimentary.

Welcome to Washington Tour - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Washington, DC, located between the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers is the newest of the great eastern cities. Planned in 1790 by Pierre Charles L'Enfant as the capital for the United States, Washington is a city of broad avenues, circles, squares and lovely landscaped gardens. For over two-hundred years L'Enfant's city plan has evolved as a beautiful and exciting showplace for the federal government. Spend time with one of the city's finest tour guides who will introduce you to the history and architecture of Washington, DC through its monuments, memorials and federal buildings. You will see the White House, the Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution Complex, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Veterans Memorials, the Jefferson Memorial, the new Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and other attractions. For the paparazzi in you, keep your eyes open, as you may find yourself sharing the sidewalk with a member of Congress or a TV network correspondent. You will have time for lunch on your own at Union Station and you may even catch a glimpse of the Presidential motorcade! Tickets are $27.00 per person in Advance and $32.00 per person On-Site.

Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Healthy You Lecture - 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (Tavern, Lobby Level)

Nutritional myths can be the unfortunate cornerstone of our diets. Don't let convenience outweigh performance. (No pun intended!). Cindy Harris, personal trainer, will give you a new perspective on the right balance of diet and exercise to keep you moving in a positive direction. Information will be provided about web sites and other resources available to interested parties. Price: Complimentary.

Colonial Virginia Tour - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

George Washington wrote of his beloved Mount Vernon, "No estate is more pleasantly situated than this." Today you will enjoy the same breathtaking view across the Potomac River that enamored Washington all those years ago. The buildings and grounds, part of one of the nation's oldest historic preservation projects, are as meticulously preserved as they were in 1799. They reflect Washington's skill as one of the foremost agriculturists of his day, his discerning taste in his home and its furnishings, and his love of the outdoors. You can pay your respects at the tomb of George and Martha Washington, and see the newest attraction at the estate, a working 4-acre farm. We will then enjoy the lovely drive along the Potomac River as you venture into Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1749 by Scottish merchants, this bustling colonial port quickly became the center of commerce and hospitality, with active maritime trading between the colonies and Europe. As you move about, you will see Christ Church, where pews of parishioners George Washington and Robert E. Lee are marked with brass plaques; Leadbetter Apothecary, where exotic remedies were once doled out to Martha Washington, and the Carlyle House, an elegant Georgian mansion, where General Braddock held a meeting to discuss the Stamp Act of 1755, and which proved to be the spark that ignited the Revolutionary War. You will have some free time to enjoy lunch on your own in Old Town and to window shop in the many specialty shops and the Torpedo Factory, a mecca of artists galleries located on the river. Tickets are $38.00 per person in Advance and $43.00 per person On-Site.

Wednesday, March 28, 2001

The Art of Calligraphy Lecture - 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (Tavern, Lobby Level)

Writing is like an art form. The term derives from the Greek words for "good" or "beautiful" and for "writing" or "drawing" and refers to what masters called the art of fair writing. It implies a sure knowledge of the correct form of letters--i.e., the conventional signs by which language can be communicated--and the skill to inscribe them with such ordering of the various parts and harmony of proportions that the cultivated, knowing eye will recognize the compositions as a work of art. This morning Betsy Brenner, calligrapher, will give an informative lecture about the art of calligraphy. Price: Complimentary.

Inside the Smithsonian Tour - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We will enjoy transportation to and from the Smithsonian Museums and enjoy a general orientation of the many exhibits that are on display. The Smithsonian is a premier institution of learning, affectionately referred to as "the Nation's Attic", which administers 14 museums and galleries and the National Zoo. The Smithsonian consists of the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of Natural History , the renowned National Gallery of Art, the Freer Gallery of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Arts and Industries Building, the Sackler Gallery, and the National Museum of African Art. This tour is designed to include admission to four museums and time for lunch on your own in the mall area. Tickets are $27.00 per person in Advance and $32.00 per person On-Site.

Illumination of Grandeur: Washington at Night with Dessert - 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Washington takes on a different splendor at night, and tonight we will see what many only sees on postcards. We will drive by the south side of the White House, the home of every President except George Washington. Then we will continue past the famed Smithsonian Complex where you will see the Capitol building come into view. As you will circle Capitol Hill we'll also see the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress, and pass the beautifully lit Washington Monument with its circle of flags waving in the breeze. Then we will stop at the highlights of the tour, the Jefferson Memorial. This delicate structure is among the most beautiful in the city and is further enhanced by its own reflection in the Tidal Basin. We will then stop at the Lincoln and the Vietnam and Korean War Veteran Memorials. The Lincoln Memorial, which rises majestically above the surrounding trees, honors Abraham Lincoln. This is Washington's most imposing and inspiring monument. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is situated on the grounds adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial and located below the earth to provide a peaceful setting for this moving memorial with over 58,000 names inscribed chronologically by the date of casualty, and alphabetically within date order. Similarly, the Korean War Veterans Memorial expresses both the enduring gratitude of the nation to those who served and fell in Korea, and also proclaims a broader message about the willingness to serve in that citizens' army which is the heart of our democracy. We will also stop at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts which is the sole official memorial to President Kennedy in the nation's capital. We will enjoy a delicious dessert treat during this wonderfully illuminated exclusive tour of our Nation's Capital. Tickets are $39.00 per person in Advance and $45.00 per person On-Site.

Thursday, March 29, 2001

Morning Book Chat - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Tavern, Lobby Level)

This morning, the Nontechnical Registrants will spend an hour discussing the best-selling novel entitled, "Absolute Power" by David Baldacci. "Absolute Power is absolutely the best and most satisfying Washington novel in years. Taut and suspenseful, it's a deadly accurate portrayal of official Washington and the ends to which a President and his calque may go to conceal their misdeeds and retain power." Ronald Kessler is the author of "Inside the White House" and "The Sins of the Father." Attendees are reminded that they should read this book in advance and come prepared to discuss the various aspects of this work. Copies will not be made available at the meeting.

POSTER SESSIONS

For those authors presenting posters, please arrive approximately two hours in advance of the start of your session to begin setting up your poster displays. Plan your display to fit on one upright panel approximately 96" wide by 48" high. Present displayed information from left to right, starting at the top left of the panel. The paper title, number, names and affiliations of all authors MUST be at the top of the display. The recommended print size for the title is approximately 1 to 2" (2.5 cm to 5 cm) high. Authors should minimize written text but use it when necessary to emphasize essential data and/or to stimulate discussion. Posters must be written in English. All illustrations, drawings, charts, pictures, graphs, figures, and written text should be large enough to allow easy reading from a distance of 5' (1.5 m). Matted and finished photographs are recommended to enhance visibility. Pins, tape and/or thumbtacks will be supplied at the Meeting. Commercial advertisements or publicity will NOT be permitted in poster presentations. Authors violating this regulation will be asked to remove their presentations immediately. Authors are responsible for setting up their displays, for being present during the entire scheduled poster session, and for removing their displays at the conclusion of the poster session. No posters will be displayed without author participation. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE GRANTED. Authors are responsible for the security of their displays and all items of value. The Electrochemical Society, Inc. will not assume any responsibility for lost, stolen, or broken articles. Additional information or special requirements should be addressed to the individual Symposium Organizers prior to the Meeting.

SPEAKER-READY ROOM

A Speaker-Ready Room will be available Sunday through Thursday in Room 18 located on the Ballroom Level of the hotel. This room is available to allow speakers the opportunity to preview their slides and/or transparencies and prepare for their presentations. Additionally, there will be audio visual technician's tables located at stations outside the meeting rooms for your assistance.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

There will be a special bulletin board in the Registration Area for employment posters. Companies desiring to recruit employees are requested to place their announcements on this special board. Please note that these announcements should be no larger than 8 " x 11". In addition, Boardroom A located on the 2nd Floor of the hotel will be available as an Employment Interview Room from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29. This room will be open all day for representatives from those companies or institutions that would like to interview prospective applicants for their use in interviewing and screening prospective applicants during the 199th Meeting.

CHILD CARE

Family and Child Care Referral Agency is a local childcare agency that the hotel recommends. You can reach them by phone at (202) 723-2051. Neither the Society nor the hotel assumes any liability for making them available to you.

ADA ACCESSIBILITY

Special accommodations for disabled attendees will be handled on an individual basis provided that adequate notice is given to the Society Headquarters Office.

SPEAKER INDEMNIFICATION

The ideas and opinions expressed in the technical sessions, conferences, and any handout materials provided are those of the presenter. They are not those of The Electrochemical Society, Inc. nor can any endorsement by The Electrochemical Society, Inc. be claimed.

DISCUSSION

No recording will be made of the oral discussions. Those contributing to the discussion of a paper and desiring their remarks to be published should send the discussion to the Publications Department, The Electrochemical Society, 65 South Main Street, Pennington, New Jersey 08534-2839 USA. The discussion will then be referred to the author for a reply. Publication of the discussion and the comments of the author(s) depends on the publication of the paper in the Society's Journals. Written discussion of a published paper should be submitted within two months following the publication of the article.

NOTE

Photographing of slides, charts, etc., will NOT be permitted unless specifically authorized by the speaker. PHOTO FLASH AND PHOTO FLOODS ARE PROHIBITED. AUDIO AND VIDEO TAPE RECORDINGS, EXCEPT ON BEHALF OF THE SOCIETY, ARE PROHIBITED.