8th Symposium

NACE 2018

NACE NAEC 2017

7th Symposium

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NACE NAEC 2016

NACE 2016

Successful 8th Annual Student Symposium Hosted by University of Toronto

Sara Filice - Section Vice Chair

 

The NACE SOSS 8th Annual Student Symposium, hosted this year by the University of Toronto, included keynote presentations, student presentations, and a student poster session. The keynote presentations were given by Dr. Jared Smith from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Dr. Suraj Persaud from Queen's University, and Dr. Rana Sodhi from the Ontario Centre for the Characterisation of Advanced Materials. The two-day symposium ran smoothly under the planning of Amir Foroozan and Vindel Ramsundar. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and participate, and a special thank you to our two sponsors: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and Corrosion Service, who made this symposium possible.

 

Congratulations to all the award winners this year!

 

Ayman El-Zoka won first place for his presentation. He is a PhD student at University of Toronto.

Maxwell Goldman won second place for his presentation. He is a PhD student at University of Western Ontario.

 

Thalia Standish won first place for her poster. She is a PhD student at University of Western Ontario.

Taylor Martino won second place for her poster. She is a recent PhD graduate from University of Western Ontario.

SECTION STUDENTS AND OFFICERS FROM NACE-SOSS GOT TOGETHER IN Phoenix

Sara Filice - Section Vice Chair

 

Members and officers of the NACE-SOSS gathered on Monday April 16th to enjoy a night of socializing and dinner at The Arrogant Butcher Restaurant, located in Phoenix, Arizona. A night of eating delicious food and spending time with wonderful friends was enjoyed by all while attending the NACE CORROSION 2018 conference!

SOSS STUDENTS WON AWARDS IN CORROSION 2018

Joseph Turnbull - Section Chair

 

Sara Filice won 3rd place prize in the Marcel Pourbaix category for the best poster presentation for her MASc Thesis work at McMaster University working with Prof. J. Kish. This award comes with a 500 USD check. Sara is now a PhD student at McMaster University and working with Prof. J. McDermid and Prof. J. Kish.

 

Shooka Mahboubi won the NACE Foundation of Canada - Graduate Student Excellence Award. Shooka is a PhD student from McMaster University working with Prof. J. Kish and Prof. G. Botton. The Graduate Student Excellence Award is valued at $2500. Great job Shooka, and congratulations!

 

 

SECTION STUDENTS AND OFFICERS FROM NACE SOSS GOT TOGETHER IN Montreal

Sara Filice - Section Vice Chair

 

Members and officers of the NACE-SOSS gathered on Tuesday October 31st to enjoy a night of socializing and poutine at La Banquise Restaurant, located in Montréal, Québec. It was a pleasure to meet, socialize, and spend time with friends while attending the NACE Northern Area Eastern 2017 conference! Some of us even dressed up for Halloween!

Successful 7th Annual Student Symposium Hosted by McMaster University

Sara Filice - Section Secretary

 

The NACE SOSS 7th Annual Student Symposium, hosted this year by McMaster University, included many industry presentations, student presentations, and our very first student poster session. The first two-day symposium ran smoothly under the planning of Shooka Mahboubi and Sara Filice. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and participate, and a special thank you to all of our sponsors who made this symposium possible.

 

Congratulations to all the award winners this year!

 

Mi Li won first place for her presentation. She is a masters student at Western University.

Thalia Standish won second place for her presentation. She is a PhD student at Western University.

 

Caitlin Dever won first place for her poster. She is a masters student at McMaster University.

Jeffrey Henderson won second place for his poster. He is a PhD student at Western University.

Taylor Martino won third place for her poster. She is a PhD student at Western University.

SECTION STUDENTS AND OFFICERS FROM NACE-SOSS GOT TOGETHER IN NEW ORLEANS

Sara Filice - Section Secretary

 

Members and officers of the NACE-SOSS gathered on Tuesday March 28th to enjoy a night of socializing and dinner at Balise Restaurant, located in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was a pleasure to meet and socialize with friends while attending the NACE CORROSION 2017 conference!

 

SOSS STUDENTS WON AWARDS IN CORROSION 2017

Sara Filice - Section Secretary

 

Caitlin Dever won 2nd place prize in the Harvey Herro category for the best poster presentation. This award comes with a 1000 USD check. Caitlin is a MASc student at McMaster University and working with Prof. J. Kish and Prof. J. McDermid.

 

Darren Feenstra won 3rd place prize in the Marcel Pourbaix category for the best poster presentation for his MASc Thesis work at McMaster university working with Prof. J. Kish. This award comes with a 500 USD check. Darren is now a PhD student at Monash University and working with Prof. N. Birbilis.

 

Joseph Turnbull and Shooka Mahboubi won the NACE Graduate Student Book Award. Joe is a PhD student from Western University working with Prof. D.W. Shoesmith and Prof. J.C. Wren, and Shooka is a PhD student from McMaster University working with Prof. J. Kish. The NACE Graduate Student Book Award comes with a 1500 USD check and is presented by the NACE foundation annually.

 

 

SECTION STUDENTS AND OFFICERS FROM NACE-SOSS GOT TOGETHER IN TORONTO

Sara Filice - Section Secretary

 

On Tuesday November 1st, members and officers of the NACE-SOSS gathered to enjoy a night of socializing and dinner at the 3 Brewers, located in the beautiful downtown Toronto. Enjoying a friendly gathering with old friends and new friends was the perfect way to conclude the NACE Northern Area Eastern 2016 conference!

 

 

SOSS STUDENTS WELL REPRESENTED THE SECTION AT NACE NAEC 2016 IN TORONTO

Mojtaba Momeni - Section Vice Chairman

 

Students from South Western Ontario universities (U of T, McMaster and Western) have a major contribution in the NACE NAEC  2016 in Toronto ON. There were several talks and poster presentations by SOSS students. At the closing ceremony of the conference, Joseph Turnbull from Western, Shooka Mahboubi and Sara Filice from McMaster were announced as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of best student poster presentation, respectively. Congratulations!

 

 

ON THE PROGRESS OF SOSS; REPORT FROM SECTION OFFICERS MEETING IN NACE 2016

Darren Feenstra - Section Vice Chairman

 

The NACE CORROSION conference is a milestone in our calendar year on which we can report our activities of the past year. The board members were able to meet with other student chapters to exchange ideas and give updates on progress. We were able to kick off the reports with our work this year.

“ONE OF THE MAIN GOALS OF THE BOARD THIS YEAR IS TO ESTABLISH STRUCUTRE; STARTING A FOUNDATION THAT WE

CAN BUILD THE CHAPTER ON SUCH THAT WE CAN LEAVE AND OTHERS CAN TAKE UP THE REINS WITHOUT SKIPPING A BEAT”

This has been the focus of our efforts this year to create a stable chapter that is not significantly impacted by the turnover of the board. This involved building a brand and marketing it to sponsors and community. These are the areas that we are working on:

 

Student Symposium: The 5th NACE SOSS symposium is now approaching this July. Each year it is becoming a bigger and better success. This year promises even bigger things; with Western University hosting this year we are planning on potentially having a two day symposium that will feature two industrial talks and one chapter alumni talk along with many talks from the students. There will also be a best paper award that will be judged by a panel of professors, industry and select board members awarded by BioLogic. We also plan to open this event to undergrad students that show interest in pursuing corrosion science. The event will be sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

Community Outreach: It is important that we as a chapter give back to the community and inspire new people to pursue science and corrosion. We have prepared programs that target high school science classrooms to educate and inspire kids to explore corrosion science as a career opportunity. We have been able to make many contacts with teachers at the annual Science Teachers Association Ontario (STAO) conference. This program will hopefully be ready to launch this September.

Advertisement and Branding: To create structure in our chapter, we have been working building permanent features. We have accomplished this by launching our new website nacesoss.com. This site will be used to introduce new people to our chapter as well as update members of our activities. We will show news from our latest events and symposiums and celebrate our student’s successes. The site will also include a section dedicated to our members and alumni with biographies and current work to help with networking. We are also planning on creating a short promotional video with which to greet visitors to our site. We have also set up a facebook group to help organize events and socialize.

Sponsorship and Industrial Partnership: To sustain our activities it’s important that we establish relationships with local industries that want to support our goals. To help facilitate this effort we have created a sponsorship package which explains how we would use the support. Along with the sponsors mentioned above, we have also started relationships with Biologic and several other sponsors.

 

Our chapter has made significant progress this year and we are excited for what lies ahead. Thank you for your support and keep up the good work! On behalf of the team here, thank you!

SOSS STUDENTS WON AWARDS IN CORROSION 2016

Sara Filice - Section Secretary

 

Shooka Mahboubi won 2nd place prize in the Mars Fontana category for the best poster presentation. This award comes with a 1000 USD check. Shooka is a PhD student at McMaster University and working with Prof. J. Kish and Prof. G. Botton.

 

Jeff Henderson and Thalia Standish won the NACE Graduate Student Book Award. Jeff is a MSc student from Western University working with Prof. D.W. Shoesmith, and Thalia is a PhD student from Western University working with Prof. D.W. Shoesmith. The NACE Graduate Student Book Award comes with a 1500 USD check and is presented by the NACE foundation annually.

 

Nafis Ebrahimi won the NACE Outstanding Student Award. Nafis is a PhD student from Western University working with Prof. D.W. Shoesmith. The NACE Outstanding Student Award comes with a monetary award of up to 2000 USD, which includes an honorarium in the amount of 500 USD, and a travel stipend in the amount of 1500 USD.

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