Organizations

Students studying in metallurgical and materials engineering are actively involved in many professional and social support groups. These groups help students in a variety of ways, including career networking and professional advising.

Material Advantage Student Program – The Material Advantage Student Program, 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, including TMS, ASM International, ACerS and AIST. For additional information, visit the National Material Advantage Website.

TMS/ASM – The University of Alabama has a joint student chapter of The Metals, Minerals & Materials Society and the American Society for Metals International. TMS encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. ASM International provides high-quality materials information, education and training, networking opportunities, and professional development resources. The student chapter adviser is Dr. Nitin Chopra. For additional information, visit the National TMS Website and the National ASM Website.

AFS – AFS is the leading metalcasting society that assists member companies and individuals to effectively manage all production operations and to profitably market their products and services. The student chapter adviser is Dr. Nitin Chopra. For additional information, visit the National AFS Website.

Foundry Educational FoundationFEF was established in 1947 by the leaders of the metal casting industry with the support of affiliated organizations and societies as an independent extension of metalcasting educational programs at colleges and universities across the country. The primary objective was to bring top-quality men and women into our industry. For additional information about FEF, visit the National FEF Website.

ACerS – Materials professionals use ceramics to pioneer energy solutions, advance medicine, improve the environment and support manufacturing innovations. More than 9,500 scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, students, marketing and sales professionals from more than 70 countries make up the members of The American Ceramic Society. For additional information, visit the National ACerS Website.

AIST – The Association for Iron and Steel Technology is a non-profit organization that advances the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel. AIST membership is comprised of more than 13,800 individuals worldwide and includes iron and steel producers, suppliers, academics and students. For additional information, visit the National AIST Website.

Tau Beta Pi – Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. Faculty advisers are Dr. Robert Taylor and Dr. David Arnold. For additional information, visit the National Website.

UA Society of Women Engineers – The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. The student chapter adviser is Dr. Beth Todd. For additional information, visit the National SWE Website.

UA Engineers Without Borders – EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. The student chapter advisers are Dr. Pauline Johnson and Dr. Philip Johnson. For additional information, visit the National EWB Website.

National Society of Black Engineers – The National Society of Black Engineers, with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 college, pre-college, and technical professional/alumni chapters in the United States and abroad. The student chapter adviser is Greg Singleton.