The Pennsylvania State University’s Chapter of Material Advantage is comprised of 90 undergraduate student members. The chapter is run by nine officers who work together to maintain chapter records as well as plan and execute all events. Our chapter’s mission is to provide opportunities for the members in all areas of materials science and engineering. These opportunities include professional development, industry and research exposure, and community building. This year, Penn State’s Material Advantage chapter worked closely with Keramos, a professional ceramic fraternity, and MRS, the Materials Research Society for graduate students, to plan many events including the Material Science and Technology conference in Columbus, Ohio, an industry trip, a tailgate, and many recruiting events.
Material Advantage is a society for students interested in Materials Science and Engineering. It is built upon 4 founding associations: ACerS, AIST, ASM, and TMS. Students with a Material Advantage membership automatically have memberships in the 4 founding associations as well, which opens opportunities for networking, scholarships, and journals.