Submission deadline is March 31st for the ECS Outstanding Student Chapter Award.
Up to three winners will be selected. One Outstanding Student Chapter will be selected with the winner receiving $1,000, and recognition with a plaque and chapter group photo in Interface. One or two additional Student Chapters may be selected as runners-up, and designated as Chapters of Excellence. Find out more.
The 2014 ECS Outstanding Student Chapter Award recipient was The University of Texas at Austin. Founded in 2007, The University of Texas at Austin Student Chapter has provided an interdisciplinary forum for students from different branches of the physical sciences and engineering to meet and discuss emerging ideas about electrochemistry and solid state sciences.
Led by faculty advisor Arumugam Manthiram and Chapter President Josephine Cunningham, the UT Austin Student Chapter has worked on improving the lives of the students and community in the Austin, TX area through outreach programs and organized seminars.
In the 2013-14 year, the UT Austin ECS Student Chapter hosted seminars from leading scientists in the ECS; informal “chalk talks” where student members presented their research to the chapter; and exposed young minds to the ideas of electrochemistry and solid state science at the annual Explore UT event and Meridian Science Day. In addition, the recognition of UT Professors Allen J. Bard and John B. Goodenough with Honorary Memberships by the ECS was a highlight this year.
With all of the events they put on, the membership of The University of Texas at Austin ECS Student Chapter has continued to grow, supporting the legacy of UT Austin as a leader in the fields of Electrochemistry and Solid State Sciences.
For 2014, University of Maryland and Valley of the Sun (Central Arizona) were recognized as Chapters of Excellence.
For more information on applying for the 2015 Outstanding ECS Student Chapter Award, please see the award rules.