Welcome words from the organizing committee
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Mini Interdisciplinary Student Symposium, we are honored and happy to welcome you to this event which will be held on March 26th, 2021 virtually at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. In this second edition, we are fortunate to welcome the huge number of researchers from various institutions in Vietnam, Brazil, Tunisia, Morocco, France, Norway and Canada. The M.I.S.S 2021 is an opportunity to create exchanges of research work between partner countries with Québec. It is a great honor to welcome you to this event at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. This year, the event is focused on materials, energy, and their applications.
We thank all visitors and exhibitors who share their work and research activities in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, material sciences and so forth. The notion of community is important for us, because it is the basis of the scientific process and the verification by our colleagues in vast fields of expertise. M.I.S.S 2021 shows that the scientific community has a real spirit of sharing and expanding knowledge that transcends borders.
We warmly thank the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie, the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, the Institut de Recherche sur l’Hydrogène, the Department of chemistry, biochemistry and physics and the DuongLab team for their supports to make this event a success.
The Mini Interdisciplinary Student Symposium is an event that brings together researchers from around the world. It was created in 2019 by Professor Adam Duong to maintain relations with privileged partners of the UQTR. The event is held once every two years during which students and researchers present recent and innovative research work. The first edition was set up at the end of the mission in Colombia during which UQTR returned with opportunities announcing interesting partnership benefits. In order to consolidate and move forward, the UQTR hosted from March 20-22, 2019 the delegation of researchers and representatives of the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS). During their visit in Quebec, Colombian researchers discovered UQTR’s research activities through several events such as the scientific poster competition and the MISS 2019 organized at the Institut de Recherche sur l’Hydrogène (IRH) by Professor Duong’s team. At the end of these activities, discussion tables were held to give researchers the opportunity to discuss the possibilities of collaborations. Now the M.I.S.S has become an recurrent event at UQTR.