In August 2015, the ECS Calgary Student Chapter organized a visit to the NOVA Chemicals Centre for Applied Research in Calgary. The event was open only to ECS Calgary Student Chapter members, as NOVA Chemicals has restrictions on the number of visitors allowed at any one time. At NOVA Chemicals, the student chapter members learned that electrochemistry is quite active there, including in corrosion testing, in developing and testing protective coatings, and in solving the problem of carbonization in ethane cracking plants. Also, the student chapter visitors were exposed to a variety of characterization techniques, including tensile testing, metallography, coating analysis, crack propagation, and others.