The purpose of the Battery Division is to stimulate research, publications, and the exchange of information relating to batteries and fuel cells. The Division also serves as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of information on batteries and fuel cells. Battery Division activities directed toward these goals include: sponsoring symposia at international meetings and publishing proceedings from them; publishing abstracts of all papers presented at Battery Division symposia; bestowing three annual awards based on research, technology, and student research; and sponsoring short courses on timely topics. We welcome all members of ECS to join the Battery Division. For those who have an interest in batteries and/or fuel cells, it is the most effective way to keep abreast of the latest technological advances in these rapidly changing fields.