Society Committees

As the eyes and ears of the ASM Board, society committees and councils are invaluable for improving service to ASM members and customers. Explore all of the opportunities that are available through the ASM committee infrastructure

Objectives and Responsibilities

ASM International committees and councils capture key directional shifts in member needs and translate those needs into action items for potential development. Committee input and recommendations enable the ASM Board of Trustees to establish effective policies, set meaningful budgets and oversee society operations. The following list provides the purpose of each committee, as well as the name of the staff liaison to contact for further details.

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Aeromat Organizing Committee

Staff Liaison: Kathy Murray

Email: kathy.murray@asminternational.org

Organizing Committee shall support the ASM Strategic Plan and be accountable and responsible for those strategic actions which fall within the purview of the committee. It shall also be the responsibility of the committee to contribute new program and service ideas that support the ASM Strategic Plan. The intent of AeroMat is to provide the aerospace community with a venue where timely technical information is shared and a collaborative environment is created for the exchange of information on all aerospace materials and processes.

Members: 20 members

Alloy Phase Diagram Committee

Staff Liaison: Mary Anne Fleming

Email: mary.anne.fleming@asminternational.org

The Alloy Phase Diagram Committee oversees and guides ASM's involvement in alloy phase diagram data activities. It is responsible for monitoring the scopes of ASM and International Programs and ASM's input into those scopes, for monitoring the technical standards of ASM's products from these programs, for liaison with other alloy phase diagram committees, such as the International Commission on Alloy Phase Diagram Data. The Committee establishes policy related to the editorial content and scope of the Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion, recommends approaches to serve and expand the subscriber and author base, and maintains continual surveillance of the technical quality of the publication. The Alloy Phase Diagram Committee shall support the ASM Strategic Plan and be accountable and responsible for those strategic actions which fall within the purview of the committee. It shall also be the responsibility of the committee to contribute new program and service ideas that support the Strategic Plan.

Members: 34 members

AM&P Editorial Committee

Staff Liaison: Frances Richards

Email: frances.richards@asminternational.org

The purpose of the AM&P Editorial Committee is to advise the editors in selecting article topics of greatest interest to ASM members, and to suggest authors and sources of information for the magazine.

Members: 12 members

ASM & TMS Joint Commission on Metallurgical and Materials Tr

Staff Liaison: Mary Anne Fleming

Email: mary.anne.fleming@asminternational.org

The Joint Commission makes policy decisions with respect to the technical content and editorial direction of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. It provides direction regarding the appropriate scope of coverage, determines methods for selection of articles for publication in the journals, maintains continual surveillance of the quality of technical content, reviews the performance of the editorial staff/office, and refers recommendations to the ASM International and TMS Boards of Directors as may be appropriate. The scope of the purpose for the Joint Commission is represented in the following five items: 1. Guides the editorial direction of the journals and assures that the scope covers both current and emerging technologies to continually maintain the competitive position of the journals. 2. Guides the strategic development of editorial interests and makes policy decisions relative to the editorial framework and scope of the journals to meet the mission and vision by engaging with the editorial office oversight in key interests such as, submission, acceptance, peer review, time to publication, classification of papers (e.g., technical, communications, virtual, symposia, symposium block, invited, and review papers). 3. Provides oversight toward assurance that the annual page budget targets are met and that high quality technical content standards and best practices are established, reviewed, and maintained. 4. Assures that the technical scope and content of the journals are representative of metallurgical and materials science and engineering interests from all areas of the world. 5. Conducts a review of the editorial office every third year and assures best practices, along with timely and appropriate succession planning.

Members: 9 members

ASM MS&T Programming Committee

Staff Liaison: Kathy Murray

Email: kathy.murray@asminternational.org

The purpose of the ASM MS&T Programming Committee is to bring together the generators and users of information to meet the needs of ASM members and the materials community by providing technical resources for programming, primarily at MS&T. The MS&T Programming Committee shall support the ASM Strategic Plan and be accountable and responsible for those strategic actions which fall within the purview of the committee. It shall also be the responsibility of the committee to contribute new programming ideas that support the Strategic Plan. The primary task of the ASM MS&T Programming Committee is to provide programming guidance to the Materials Science and Technology Conference (MS&T) Programming Coordinating Committee. The ASM MS&T Programming Coordinating Committee determines, with input from ASM, ACERS, TMS and AIST, the topics of scheduled symposia, number of sessions associated with each symposium, the keynote addresses and overall technical content of MS&T.

Members: 14 members

Awards Policy Committee

Staff Liaison: Leslie Taylor

Email: leslie.taylor@asminternational.org

The Awards Policy Committee shall recommend to the Board the awards policy of the Society, and shall be responsible for the awards activity of the Society. It shall recommend to the Board suitably chosen and properly qualified nominees for the various awards and honors of the Society. The Awards Policy Committee shall support the ASM Strategic Plan and be accountable and responsible for those strategic actions which fall within the purview of the committee. It shall also be the responsibility of the committee to contribute new program and service ideas that support the Strategic Plan.

Members: 12 members

Bronze Medal

Staff Liaison: Christine Hoover

Email: christine.hoover@asminternational.org

The honor of the Bronze Medal of the Socieity recognizes ASM Members who are in early-career positions, typically, 0 to 10 years of experience, for their significant contributions in the field of materials science & engineering through technical content and service to ASM and the materials science profession

Members: 12 members

Canada Council

Staff Liaison: Nicole Hale

Email: nicole.hale@asminternational.org

The Canada Council is to serve the particular interests of the Canada Chapters, without conflict with the interests of the Society as a whole, through the provisions of effective means of inter-communications, organization of Canadian regional meetings, and by assistance with the technical programming plans of the Canada Chapters. The Canada Council shall support the ASM Strategic Plan and be accountable and responsible for those strategic actions which fall within the purview of the committee. It shall also be the responsibility of the committee to contribute new program and service ideas that support the Strategic Plan.

Members: 15 members

Chapter Council

Staff Liaison: Nicole Hale

Email: nicole.hale@asminternational.org

The Chapter Council is responsible for chapter policy and governance issues. The Council shall review the quality level of chapters, act as primary liaison between the chapters and Materials Park and review funding proposals related to these activities.

Members: 17 members

College & University Committee

Staff Liaison: Drew Fleming

Email: drew.fleming@asminternational.org

The College and University Committee will identify the needs of members from the academic community and from those needs develop programs and processes that will promote the use of ASM products and services by providing better value than competing alternatives - serving the needs of students, faculty, staff and administrators in the field of materials science and engineering and related disciplines. The Committee will evaluate and improve the use of existing products and services and coordinate the development of new value delivery systems and tools to further enhance utilization of ASM products and services. The College and University Committee shall support the ASM Strategic Plan and be accountable and responsible for those strategic actions that fall within the purview of the committee.

Members: 5 members