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Student/Material Advantage Membership

Engage your interests, explore career options in materials science and travel the world!

Students, are you excited about science, technology, engineering, or math subjects? Your curiosity today could lead you to a successful career in material sciences tomorrow. The employment potential for materials science professionals is strong, growing, and worldwide!

ASM International is committed to its student members. Learn more about our cash scholarships, contests, materials-related technical publications, conference information, networking, leadership opportunities, and local chapter events.

With an affordable $30/year Material Advantage membership, you can become a member and gain access to the member benefits for ASM International, as well as other partner societies – such as the American Ceramics Society (ACerS)the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), and the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).

Annual Student/ Material Advantage Membership Fees: $30 or INR 1,800/-

Our affordable student membership rates make it easy join ASM International today!

Student Board Member Programs
By serving as a Student Board Member, you can have your say in the leadership of these societies and contribute to the future of ASM, HTS and TSS.

Just Graduated?
Learn about continuing your ASM benefits and getting involved in your Local ASM Professional Chapter or the ASM Emerging Professionals activities.
For High School Students

  • ASM Materials Camp® Student Camps  – These fun, interactive, and free camps are for high school students with strong abilities in math and science who have completed their sophomore or junior years.

  • City of Materials – The City of Materials is an interactive environment where students of all ages can see the impact that materials science and engineering has in their daily lives.

  • Materials Radio Podcasts – Materials Radio is a series of podcasts for middle school students on materials and their uses.

For Undergraduate and Graduate Students

ASM International Student Paper Contest – recognizes the best technical paper with a graduate or undergraduate student as first author that is published in an ASM sponsored publication during the year.

  • $500 cash prize

  • $500 toward expenses to attend MS&T

  • Set of ASM Handbooks or an online subscription to the ASM Handbooks will be presented to the school or student chapter of winning entry.

HTS/Bodycote Best Paper in Heat Treating Contest – established in 1997, recognizes a student paper that represents advancement in heat-treating technology, or promotes heat-treating in some substantial way or represents a clear advancement in managing the business of heat-treating. The award is $2,500 and is endowed by Bodycote Thermal Process-North America.

International Metallographic Contest – IMS International Metallographic Contest – An opportunity for microstructural analysts to display their work and communicate significant scientific information, covering optical and electortron microscopy. Class 3 is specifically for undergraduate and graduate students. First place winner will receive $1,000 and the George Kehl plaque. Second place winner will receive $200 and third place winner will receive $100.

Undergraduate Design Competition – Design-focused project reports that describe work performed as part of the capstone course or a team project performed by undergraduate engineering students at any level. A broad definition of "design" is considered for this competition.

  • First Prize: $2,000. + $ 500. travel assistance + $ 500. to the department for support of future design teams

  • Second Prize: $1,500. + $ 500. travel assistance

  • Third Prize: $1,000. + $ 500. travel assistance

Chapter Grants Contests

Materials Radio Podcasts – Each podcast (audio or video) accepted for Materials Radio will be given $500, with the checks made out to the Material Advantage Chapters. Winners will be selected based on professionalism and creativity.
Student Chapter Outreach Grants – The ASM Materials Education Foundation provides five $800 grants annually to Material Advantage Chapters for projects that advance the ASM Foundation Mission: To excite young people in materials, science, and engineering careers.

Membership Challenge – The Membership Challenge is a recruitment contest between Material Advantage Student Chapters, occurring October 1-31 and March 1-31 each year. This contest is intended to challenge student members to recruit new Material Advantage Student Members. Contest winners receive recognition and cash prizes for the most creative strategies and the highest increase in chapter membership.  All submissions must be postmarked by November 1 and April 1 to be eligible.
Chapters of Excellence – Recognizes Material Advantage Student Chapters for consistently good performance in areas that ACerS, AIST, ASM and TMS feel are beneficial to students and the community as a whole. Reports must submit a report on or before June 1. The Chapter must also submit the annual report and be an active Material Advantage Student Chapter.