In an effort to expose students to Electrochemistry, Gamry’s Out-Reach Program conducted a talk to local Philadelphia high school students attending a Materials Summer Program at the University of Pennsylvania. The talk was given by Andrew McCaskill, Sales Engineer at Gamry Instruments. Andrew gave a short lecture introducing the students to Corrosion Studies using Electrochemical Methods. In addition to the lecture, the students continued to the lab where Andrew gave a demonstration on Assessing the Corrosion rate of Steel using the Linear Polarization Resistance Technique.
As an important tool in today’s research, Electrochemistry studies the relationship between electricity as a measurable and quantitative phenomenon, and identifiable chemical change. Electrochemistry is everywhere. Nearly every industry and institute needs electrochemistry from
corrosion and energy storage, through water treatment and purification, clean energy generation and environmental monitoring to medical diagnostics and electrodeposition. The use of Electrochemistry is in our daily life.
Andrew graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with both a B.S. and M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. At Florida Tech, he managed a research group’s facility focusing on renewable and alternative energies. Andrew recently celebrated his one year anniversary with Gamry Instruments.
Gamry is excited about the “out-reach” program and exposing young students to Electrochemistry. If you would like more information on available talks, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.