Foundation Students


The mission of the ASM Materials Education Foundation is to excite young people (K-12) in materials, science and engineering careers. Through its programs such as Materials Camps, contests, scholarships and grants, the Foundation encourages students to explore their interests and test out new ideas on careers in science and engineering.

Georgetown University Publishes Engineering Salary Survey
View a new report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) which analyzes earnings data on 171 different majors.

The full report can be viewed at Georgetown University site.

Opportunities and Benefits
When students sign up to become a member of Material Advantage, they gain instant access to a community of materials science experts and peers.  Each chapter provides scholarship information, technical publications, conference information, leadership opportunities, and local chapter events to help students develop their interests and career.

Student Materials Camps
Student Camps are intense. There's a lot to learn and even more to do. But more importantly, camps are fun!  Nowhere else can students get real-world, hands-on experience in understanding the science of materials.

Camps are FREE. Incoming high school juniors and seniors with proven aptitudes in science and math are encouraged to seek additional information.

The ASM Materials Education Foundation and ASM Chapters nationwide have awarded scholarships totaling more than $1 million. Up to 20 scholarships are awarded annually through the ASM Materials Education Foundation.

Student Chapter Grants

ASM Materials Education Foundation awards up to five $800 grants annually to Student Chapters for projects that advance the Foundation's mission of exciting young people in materials, science, and engineering careers.

Materials Genome Toolkit Program
U.S. undergraduate engineering programs may compete to receive a free license for cutting-edge materials design software and database packages.

Undergraduate Design Competition
Many contests are sponsored by ASM International and the ASM Materials Education Foundation to recognize excellence in technical writing, metallography, and materials in design.

College Programs

To help students plan for a future in the field of materials, the ASM Materials Education Foundation has compiled a directory of Materials Science and Engineering Programs at universities across the U.S. and Canada.

Student Chapters
ASM Material Advantage Student Chapters are your local connection to the Materials Science and Engineering global community, offering professional and student networking, scholarship and grant awards, technical knowledge, and leadership development. 

HTS/Bodycote Best Paper in Heat Treating Contest
Established in 1997, recognizes a student paper that represents advancement in heat-treating technology, or promotes heat-treating in some substantial way or represents a clear advancement in managing the business of heat-treating. The award is $2,500 and is endowed by Bodycote Thermal Process-North America.

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