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Joining a professional society is a great way to enhance your career. There are societies for nearly every profession and many have national, state, and regional chapters. Society memberships allow you to enhance your professional network and broaden your knowledge.

Material Advantage is the premier membership option for students who want to make the most of their materials engineering experience. Material Advantage provides a single low-cost membership that provides access to the materials science and engineering professional’s most preeminent societies:

  • ACerS – The American Ceramic Society
  • AIST – Association for Iron & Steel Technology
  • ASM International – The Materials Information Society
  • TMS – The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society

Several other societies are available for separate registration outside of the Material Advantage:

Professional SocietyDescription
American Association for Crystal GrowthThe AACG has approximately 600 members. The largest fraction is from the United States, but many foreign countries are represented. Membership includes engineers, scientists, educators, technologists, marketing representatives, and students. All share a strong interest in one or more facets in the field of crystal growth and epitaxy.
The American Ceramic SocietyACerS supports ceramic innovations by pursuing their mission “to advance the study, understanding, and use of ceramics and related materials, for the benefit of our members and society.“
American Chemical SocietyACS' vision is to Improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry. Their mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.
Association for Iron and Steel TechnologyAIST is a non-profit entity with 17,500 members from more than 70 countries. AIST is recognized as a global leader in networking, education and sustainability programs for advancing iron and steel technology.
American Physical SocietyAPS is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 51,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.
The American Society for MetalsASM International was founded in 1913 as the American Society for Metals. Today, ASM is the world's largest association of metals-centric materials scientists and engineers with over 30,000 members worldwide. ASM is dedicated to informing, educating and connecting the materials community to solve problems and stimulate innovation around the world.
The American Society for Testing and MaterialsWorking across borders, disciplines and industries ASTM harnesses the expertise of over 30,000 members to create consensus and improve performance in manufacturing and materials, products and processes, systems and services.
Materials Research SocietyFounded in 1973, MRS now consists of over 16,000 members from the United States—as well as nearly 80 other countries. The interdisciplinary materials science society is different from that of single discipline professional societies because it encourages communication and technical information exchange across the various fields of science affecting materials.
National Association of Corrosion EngineersNACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, serves nearly 36,000+ members in 130 countries and is recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions.
The Minerals, Metals, and Materials SocietyHeadquartered in the United States but international in both its membership and activities, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a rare professional organization that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials.