Become a Lifetime Member of ECS

ECS logoIs ECS a fundamental part of your professional life? Do you plan on remaining involved with the ECS for years to come? If so, commit to the ECS for the long haul! Consider lifetime membership today!

ECS offers different membership plans to meet the needs of individuals in academia, industry, and government. The lifetime membership option is designed for individuals who wish to become ECS members for their entire lives.

The lifetime membership is a one-time payment for your Society dues and a one-time payment for your division dues. Pricing for lifetime membership dues will vary. Contact customerservice@electrochem.org to inquire about a lifetime membership quote.

***For your convenience, we can accept installment payments for lifetime membership.***

As a lifetime member, you will receive all of the benefits of ECS membership, including 100 free full-text downloads from the ECS Digital Library, discounts on meeting registrations, unlimited electronic access to ECS meeting abstracts, and a subscription to Interface, our quarterly membership magazine. Once a year, you will receive an inquiry from ECS to confirm your contact information. This is simply to keep our records up-to-date.

Avoid the inconveniences of yearly renewals and fluctuating membership prices. Pay once and become an ECS member for life!

If lifetime membership isn’t for you, check out our multi-year membership options!

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Automatic Membership Renewal is Live!

Attention all current and prospective ECS members!

The days of expiration date anxiety and manual renewal hassle are officially behind us! Our automatic membership renewal system is up and running!ECS logo

Here at the ECS, we are committed to making membership beneficial and convenient. We want you, our highly valued members, to be able to enjoy the rewards of ECS membership without experiencing the slightest modicum of excess stress.

So let us handle membership renewal for you. Please. We insist!

Enroll now in our automatic renewal system and fret no more about membership expiration dates and manual renewals. Let us make your life easier. Lessen your load to free yourself up and focus on what really matters to you as an ECS member: learning, collaborating, innovating, achieving, and freeing the science.

Want to set up your membership to renew automatically?

Step 1: Login and click My Account.
Step 2: Select My Memberships from the My Account Links menu.
Step 3: In your active membership, click Enroll Now and follow steps for setup.

It’s that easy!

Questions? Contact customerservice@electrochem.org or call 609.737.1902 x100.

Canada Section: 2016 Spring Meeting

Join the ECS Canada Section for their 2016 Spring Meeting! The meeting will be held at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Friday, June 10, 2016 and will feature four illustrious speakers, including keynote speaker Dr. Mark Orazem. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This meeting is dedicated to the memory of the late Prof. Sharon Roscoe, a long-time member of the ECS and a preeminent Nova Scotian electrochemist.

Dr. Mark Orazem (Keynote)

Speakers

Dr. Mark Orazem (Keynote) | Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, USA

Dr. Jacek Lipkowski | Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph, ON, Canada

Dr. Aicheng Chen | Department of Chemistry, Lakehead University, ON, Canada

Dr. David Shoesmith | Department of Chemistry, Western University, ON, Canada

Registration

Registration fees:
Regular attendees: CAD 150
Students and postdoctoral fellows: CAD 50
(to be paid on-site by cash or cheque)

If you wish to present your research, please submit your presentation title and abstract as part of the registration process. Students and PDFs are invited to participate in the poster competition.

The registration deadline is Friday, May 6, 2016.

Register now!

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Experience the wonders of Argonne National Laboratory at this year’s Chicago Section Spring Event! Featuring a laboratory tour, a dinner buffet, and a talk by distinguished speaker Dr. Deyang Qu, this event is not to be missed!

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This event will take place on Tuesday, April 5th and begin at 3:30 p.m. Register now!

Argonne National Laboratory

Spanning 1,500 acres, Argonne National Laboratory is the largest national laboratory in the Midwest. Argonne serves as a center for government and corporate research and development, as well as academic collaborations, in the greater Chicago region.

Location

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439
Directions

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3:30 p.m. | Arrival to obtain a visitor pass for Optional Tour | Argonne Information Center

3:40 p.m. | Arrival at Guest House to depart for Optional Tour

3:45-5 p.m. | Depart for Transportation Center & Advanced Photon Source Tour (from Guest House)

5:15-6 p.m. | Dinner Registration & Reception | Guest House

6:00-7 p.m. | Dinner
Buffet choices of: mixed green salad, baked tilapia, grilled herb chicken breast, roasted herb potatoes, green beans and baby carrots, and assorted mini pastries

Prices:
Students and Retired Members: $10
Student Nonmembers: $15
Members: $35
Nonmembers: $45

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Interning with The Electrochemical Society

Amanda Squicciarini, Membership Services intern.

Amanda Squicciarini, Membership Services intern.

My name is Amanda Squicciarini and I have been interning at The Electrochemical Society since this past September with Beth Fisher in Membership Services. I am a junior at The College of New Jersey, located just up the road from ECS’s Pennington, NJ headquarters where I am studying marketing and communications.

You have probably seen a couple of my blog posts, like 2015 ECS Outstanding Student Chapter or 5 Ways to Expand Your Student Chapter (if not, make sure you go check them out!). This was my first experience with Word Press and blogging in general, so it was exciting to see my work published on this blog that has 15,000 page views per month. Blogging was only one of the many learning opportunities I have had at ECS over the past four months. I was also responsible for creating student chapter newsletters, and processing their reimbursements. If you are a student chapter officer, you have probably received quite a few emails from me!

As you probably already know, ECS holds bi-annual meetings every spring and fall in places anywhere from Boston, MA, USA to Cancun, Mexico. During my internship, I was able to observe the behind the scenes hard work and hours of planning that goes into these meetings months before they actually happen. My internship had just begun a few weeks before the fall meeting, and I was able to see how much work needed to be done in order for the meeting to be successful. I felt that this was a special experience to be able to see an event of that magnitude being prepped and planned for (over 2,000 people from 46 different countries attended the 228th ECS Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, USA this fall!). I even got to help by packing registration supplies, creating signs and making sure that the fellows were listed to be given their ribbons. Then after everyone returned from the meeting, I was in charge of organizing the data from the short courses to see if there were any ways to improve them for the next biannual meeting.

This internship was also my first experience in the non-profit sector. It was a great learning opportunity to be able to see how a non-profit functions. In addition, the history being endless within the society really appealed to the history buff in me. A task of mine was to scan in old files (as far back as 1903) so that the historic information is not lost when the papers are eventually recycled. Although this may seem like a very “typical” intern task, this task was essential due to the fact that members of ECS have been changing the world with their research for over 100 years. You may have heard of a guy named Thomas Edison… he was a member of ECS and I would say he changed the world! And hey, it’s pretty neat to be handling papers that are more than five times my age.

Overall, interning with The Electrochemical Society has been a great opportunity and I know I will be using the skills learned during my internship here, throughout my career. Thank you ECS staff and members for making me feel welcome, always being helpful and for teaching me something new on a daily basis. I could not have asked for a better internship experience.

Spring 2015 Internship Opportunity:

If you are seeking an internship opportunity for the spring semester, contact Beth Fisher, Membership Services Director, at beth.fisher@electrochem.org for more information. And no worries if you have not had much experience within the field of electrochemistry, I didn’t either, but you’ll pick it up quick and it is truly a great opportunity.

Lock into 2015 Membership Rates

Private Presidential Reception 2If you have been considering joining ECS, now is the perfect time. The current membership rate is $95 plus $10 for division dues. These rates will increase to $115 and $15 as of January 2016, so don’t wait!

Here are just a few of the reasons why you should become an ECS member today:

  • 100 full-text downloads from the ECS Digital Library ($3,300 value)
  • Deep savings for ECS meeting registrations
  • Inclusion in and access to the ECS member directory
  • Free print subscription to Interface magazine

Check out the complete list of the membership benefits.

Join NOW with our simple online application, it will only take a couple of minutes and could save you hundreds of dollars.

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ECS staff recently analyzed membership data to determine which organizations had the largest presence within the society. Here is what we discovered:


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1.)             Argonne National Laboratory (35)                           

∗Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (29)

 ∗ 2.)     Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  (29)              Member Since: 2004

 

IBM Corporation (21)

∗ 3.)                  IBM Corporation (21)                                     Member Since: 1957

∗ 3.)            Industrie De Nora S.p.A. (21)                                  Member Since: 1983

Medtronic Inc. (21)

∗ 3.)                    Medtronic Inc. (21)                                         Member Since: 1980

Sandia National Laboratories (20)

6.)      Sandia National Laboratories (20)                                  Member Since: 1997

IMEC (17)

7.)                                   IMEC (17)                                           

Bio-Logic USA/Bio-Logic SAS (16)

∗ 8.)           Bio-Logic USA/Bio-Logic SAS (16)                           Member Since: 2008

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Toyota Research Institute of North America (15)

∗ 9.)    Toyota Research Institute of North America (15)         Member Since: 2008

Nissan Motor Co Ltd (15)

9.)              Nissan Motor Co Ltd. (15)                                   Member Since: 2007

National Renewable Energy Laboratory  (15)

9.)           National Renewable Energy Laboratory (15)            

Panasonic (15)

∗ 9.)                        Panasonic (15)                                             Member Since: 1994

9.)                      Paul Scherrer Institut (15)                              

∗The total amount of members can be found next to each organization’s name.
The names in green with an asterisk indicate organizations that have an institutional membership.

ECS is grateful for the continued support from each of these important partners, particularly those that have committed to an institutional membership. If your organization might be interested in an institutional membership, please review the options online or contact the ECS development office at development@electrochem.org.

Why Students Join ECS!

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Top 30* includes student chapters such as the Research Triangle Student Chapter. Officers include Isvar Cordova, Dominica H. C. Wong, James Daubert, and Marty Dufficy.

“I joined ECS because of its reputation in the field of electrochemistry and its focus on supporting its members. While a member of ECS, I have had the opportunity to meet and talk with experts in the field of electrochemistry that I would not have been able to do if I was not an ECS member. ECS provides opportunities for students to not only interact with local electrochemists, but to also travel to international meetings to meet and talk with experts in the field.”

James Daubert, PhD student
North Carolina State University

ECS staff recently analyzed membership data to determine which universities had the greatest presence within the society. Here is what we discovered:

 Top 30* Universities by ECS Student Members

Rank University Number of Students Country ECS Student Chapter
1 University of Virginia 32 United States Yes
2 Colorado School of Mines 30 United States Yes
3 University of Arkansas 29 United States Yes
4 University of Maryland 26 United States Yes
5 Illinois Institute of Technology 20 United States Yes
6 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 19 United States No
7 Case Western Reserve University 17 United States Yes
8 University of Calgary 16 Canada Yes

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