A pre-professional society for materials engineering majors and those interested in materials science and engineering.
This organization has no affiliations.
Constitution / Tier
||Anyone with an interest in materials science and engineering
||Anyone with an interest in materials science and engineering. Generally, the President will have served in a previous position.
||None. All ISU students are accepted.
||None. Anyone with an interest in materials science and engineering may join.
||Elections are in the spring towards the end of the academic year
||Monthly. Meetings feature a speaker that is usually presenting on a topic related to materials science and engineering, but not always.
Description of Regular Meetings/Activities
|Friday After Class (FAC) - Social activity at Pizza Pit, usually on the last Friday of the month. All you can eat cheap pizza.
Pizza Sales - 10:30-12:30 on Wednesday in the Hoover Hall Atrium. Major fundraising activity for the club.
Monthly Meetings - Evening meetings often featuring food and a speaker. Club business is discussed.
Intramurals - Material Advantage sponsors intramural teams for any activities with enough interest
Outreach - We do approximately 40 outreach events each year where we perform scientific demonstrations for audiences. Great opportunity for community and chapter involvement.
Description of Special Events
|Picnic - We often do a picnic in the fall with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Movie Night - A new initiative. We rent out a lecture hall and screen a movie.
MS&T - Annual materials science and engineering conference attended by Material Advantage chapters from across the nation. Great professional development, travel, and networking opportunity.
Other conferences - Some members will attend other conferences such as TMS, although we generally don't send large groups to these.