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.
Staff Liaison: Ryan Milosh
The purpose of the ASM Education Committee and its Subcommittees is to provide guidance, technical expertise,and feedback to the ASM Education Staff to help enable a true "Lifelong Learning" capability as identified in the ASM Strategic Growth Plan. By contributing to the development of quality educational products, services, and opportunities, the ASM Education Committee will help professionals access the learning and professional development to remain technically current, advance their careers, and contribute to growth in the areas of materials science and technology.
Staff Liaison: Drew Fleming
The Emerging Professionals Committee exists to provide an opportunity for early-career demographic to be involved with the inner workings of ASM International. The committee provides a defined path for ASM to seamlessly transition from one generation of volunteers to the next. Members of the Committee interact with ASM at the national level by organizing demographic-targeted events in conjunction with the ASM Annual Meeting held at MS&T and guide the direction of ASM by serving as liaisons to various national committees to offer perspective from the early career professional. The Committee focuses the efforts of ASM International to cultivate early career professional members by establishing a community within the Society to serve the needs specific to this demographic. Members work in concert with other national committees and Chapter council to develop new ASM products and services focused on early career professional membership conversion and retention
Staff Liaison: Scott Henry
The Emerging Technologies Awareness Committee will be accountable to support the Emerging Technologies Critical Issue of the ASM Strategic Plan. The Emerging Technologies Awareness Committee will advise and alert the Board of Trustees, New Products and Services Committee, Technical Programming Committee, and ASM membership of emerging technologies, as well as global trends and developments in materials, commerce, government, societal perceptions, and education that may have significant impact on the ASM membership or society operations. The Emerging Technologies Awareness Committee will generate annual programming for MS&T in areas of emerging technologies. It will regularly provide surveys identifying new technologies, as well as recommend new products and services for ASM, to the New Products and Services Committee.
Staff Liaison: William Mahoney
The Finance Committee shall supervise the financial affairs of the Society under the direction of and with the approval of the Board. It shall review the financial plan of the Society and recommend it to the Board for Action; review the annual report of the Treasurer; supervise accounting procedures of the Society; and select an independent certified public accountant to audit the financial accounts. The Treasurer shall be Chairman of the committee. The Finance 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. The Finance Committee shall be a standing committee of the ASM Board of Trustees. The Finance Committee will be chaired by the Treasurer and have the Vice President and two other trustees who are appointed by the President. All members of the Investment Committee except for the Managing Director shall be members of the Finance Committee, or the Foundation Board of Trustees. The President shall appoint no less than five additional members from the membership at large, which will be approved annually by the Board.
Staff Liaison: Steve Lampman
The ASM Handbook Committee represents the interests of the ASM Membership and other handbook users with regard to the several series of Handbooks published by ASM International. The Committee ensures that ASM Handbooks are current, accurate, complete, an
Staff Liaison: Mary Anne Fleming
The International Materials Reviews is published jointly by ASM International« and the Institute of Materials, London. It contains concise, critical reviews by internationally accepted experts, of the recent literature concerning aspects of materials sci
Staff Liaison: King Miner
The Investment Committee shall be a standing committee of the ASM Board of Trustees and the Materials Education Foundation Board of Trustees and will supervise the investment portfolio and the real estate holdings for the Society and the Foundation and is authorized to act on the Boards' behalf in order to achieve Investment Objectives. It shall make recommendations to the Boards with respect to investment policy and acquisitions, dispositions, utilization and development of real property. It shall carry out the investment objectives fixed by the Society and the Foundation and optimize real property of the Society as an investment. It shall submit reports of its activities to both the Finance Committee and the Boards. The Investment Committee shall support the Society and Foundation Strategic Plans 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 Plans. The Investment Committee will be comprised of a minimum of four volunteer members, plus the Treasurer, Managing Director, Treasurer of the ASM Materials Education Foundation and Chair of the ASM Materials Education Foundation or his/her designee as ex-officio members with vote, and will be approved annually by the Board on recommendation of the President. All members of the Investment Committee except the Managing Director and the ASM Materials Education Foundation Treasurer and Chair (or designee) shall be current or past members of the Finance Committee. Additionally, the Secretary of the Foundation shall participate and attend Investment Committee meetings without vote.
Staff Liaison: Mary Anne Fleming
The Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance Editorial Committee shall identify trends in the application of the principles of materials science to designing engineered systems and testing of materials performance. The committee shall also maintain continual surveillance of the publication for technical quality, current relevance, and fulfillment of stated scope. It shall also recommend changes to better meet subscriber needs. The Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 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.
Staff Liaison: Afina Lupulescu
The ASM Materials Properties Database Committee 1.) Assesses the need for materials property information such as alloy designations, compositions, physical and mechanical property information; 2.) Oversees the development of data publications; 3.) Fosters the development of an integrated system for storage and retrieval of material property data for media independent delivery; and 4) Encourages and assists in the distribution of material property information to the engineering community. The Materials Properties Database Committee shall work in collaboration with the Web, and New Products & Services Committees, and with other appropriate committees to support the ASM Strategic Plan, and be accountable and responsible for those strategic actions which fall within the purview of the committee.