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Material Advantage Chapter

Colorado School of Mines

What is Material Advantage?

Material Advantage (MA) is a student-centric professional organization. The organization was formed by ASM-Intl, the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), the American Ceramics Society (ACerS), and the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). A student membership to MA gets you a membership to all four societies. Our local chapter is named the Colorado School of Mines Material Advantage Chapter. All materials focused students are welcome to participate. Our chapter has a technical program that invites academics, and scientists and engineers from national labs and industry to present to at our meetings. We have several speakers every semester. We also have an extensive outreach effort on campus and in the front range at schools and other organizations. We attend two national/international conferences during the academic year and we visit Washington D.C. to meet with our representatives in Congress. We fund travel for active members. We can always use more members, especially those interested in participating and contributing to our activities.

Our chapter has won Most Outstanding Chapter four of the past seven years. There is only one chapter selected as Most Outstanding of 95 chapters nationally and internationally. In the past seven years, our chapter has won a Chapter of Excellence award the three years that we did not win Most Outstanding. We are the current Materials Bowl champions, and we have won this competition six of the twelve times that it has been held. No other school has won the competition more than twice.

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Celebration of Mines

Swing by the Material Advantage Chapter table during the Celebration of Mines from 4-6 pm on Friday August 25th on the North IM Field to learn more about the chapter.

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