Outstanding Student Chapter Award

The ECS Outstanding Student Chapter Award (formerly The Gwendolyn B. Wood Section Excellence Award) was established in 2012 to recognize distinguished student chapters that demonstrate active participation in The Electrochemical Society’s technical activities, establish community and outreach activities in the areas of electrochemical and solid state science and engineering education, and create and maintain a robust membership base.

Nomination Deadline: April 15
Presented: Fall meeting

Recipient qualifications

The student chapter will be distinguished for contributions, activities and participation in areas that reflect the purposes or interests of The Electrochemical Society, and support the mission of ECS: to advance theory and practice at the forefront of electrochemical and solid state science and technology, and allied subjects.

Up to three winners will be selected, with one being named the Outstanding Student Chapter and up to two being named Chapters of Excellence.

Award

For the Outstanding Student Chapter, the award will consist of a recognition plaque, the sum of $1,000 US, and award recognition and chapter group photo in Interface or other electronic communications. For the Chapters of Excellence recipients, recognition certificates will be mailed, and recognition in Interface.

About Gwendolyn B. Wood

Gwendolyn B. Wood was an active ECS member having joined the Society in 1952 and served for many years as councilor for the National Capital Section. From 1972 to 1974, she was chairman of the Council of Sections while also serving on the Board of Directors.

Past recipients

2016-2013

2016
University of South Carolina

Chapters of Excellence
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland

2015
Indiana University

Chapters of Excellence
University of Virginia
University of Maryland

2014
University of Texas at Austin

Chapters of Excellence:
University of Maryland
Valley of the Sun (Central Arizona)

2013
University of Maryland

Chapters of Excellence:
Ohio University
University of Texas at Austin