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Women in Materials Engineering

We focus on providing women-specific programming including networking
opportunities, guidance for mentoring, leadership,
career development, and retention of women engineers.

Women in Engineering Committee

Women in STEM-related careers often face unique challenges. To help address those issues, ASM International's Women in Materials Engineering (WiME) Committee focuses on providing women-specific programming including networking opportunities, guidance for mentoring, leadership, career development, and retention of women engineers.

WiME Subcommittees:

  • The Events Subcommittee works on networking events and organizes a special breakfast lecture at MS&T.

  • The Recognition and Promotion Subcommittee identifies and supports nomination of ASM women for technical awards, fellowship, and encourages leadership participation at the chapter and national level.

  • The Chapter Focus/Leadership Days Subcommittee is creating a presentation and guidebook about how chapters can provide mentoring and career development opportunities for young professionals.

  • The Career and Leadership Development Subcommittee is building an online forum for discussion and reference information relevant to issues facing women in engineering, as well as developing a webinar series. 

How to Get Involved:

To learn more or to volunteer for the Women in Materials Engineering Committee, contact Vicki Burt via email:  vicki.burt@asminternational.org.




The Women in Materials Engineering (WiME) Committee has conducted several webinars of interest. 

"Love Your Job More" presented by Dr. Kathleen Buse. 

Top Ten Career Advancing Moves presented by Dr. Dianne Chong



Girl Scouts learn how to be Materials Girls

This July, fifteen Girl Scouts traveled to the ASM dome to take part in demonstrations that explained materials property concepts and introduced them to engineering. The scouts, who were between 7 to 11 years old, earned a Materials Girl patch by participating in the program. The day was organized by the ASM Women in Materials Engineering committee in collaboration with the Northeast Ohio Girl Scouts council. 

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WiMe Profiles

WiME Profiles:

The Women in Materials Engineering (WiME) Committee has created a profile series that introduces leading materials scientists from around the world who happen to be females. This series is published in the ASM News section of Advanced Materials & Processes Magazine (AM&P)


Keerti Kappagantula, mechanical engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Rosanne Brunello, president and sales engineer at Mountain Rep

Jesi Clinton, welding subject matter expert at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

Victoria Miller, assistant professor Materials Science and Engineering at NC State University

Jessica Enos, materials engineer at Allied High Tech Products Inc. 

Karly Chester Etzel, quality assurance coordinator at PiSA BioPharm Inc.

Kelsey Torboli, Applications Engineer at Struers Inc.

Veronique Vitry, Senior Researcher and Teaching Associate at The Universite de Mons (UMONS), Belgium

Virginia Osterman, Senior Scientist at Solar Atmospheres Inc.

Jan Edwards, Engineering Faculty at College of Lake County

Katherine Faber, Simon Ramo Professor of Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology

Margaret Flury, Principal Materials Engineer at Medtronic

Lesley Frame, Director of Product Development for Thermatool Corp.

Amber Black, applications engineer for PTR – Precision Technologies Inc.

Marissa Reigel, principal engineer for Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)

Judy Todd, head of the engineering science and mechanics department, P.B. Breneman Chair, and professor of engineering science and mechanics at Penn State

Ida Berglund, materials design engineer for QuesTek Innovations LLC

Sarah Straub, materials contact engineer for ExxonMobil Chemical

Janet Sater, FASM, research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Beth Matlock, senior materials engineer at Technology for Energy Corp (TEC)