Academic - Engineering


A pre-professional society for materials engineering majors and those interested in materials science and engineering.


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Constitution / Tier

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Tier Student Organization - Affiliated

Membership Information

Student Members 41
ISU Members 4
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Anyone with an interest in materials science and engineering
Allowed Officers Anyone with an interest in materials science and engineering. Generally, the President will have served in a previous position.
Membership Qualifications None. All ISU students are accepted.
Membership Restrictions None. Anyone with an interest in materials science and engineering may join.
Elections/Selection Elections are in the spring towards the end of the academic year
Meetings 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.