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: Nicole Hale
The Volunteerism Committee will identify the needs of volunteers and from those needs create programs and proceses that will promote volunteerism in the Affiliate Societies, Chapters, National Councils and Committees and in ASM overall. The committee will evaluate and improve existing processes as well as coordinate the development of new systems and tools to further enhance volunteerism.
Staff Liaison: Karen Marken
The Technical Books Committee shall foster the development of excellence in ASM books by identifying worthwhile technical areas, suggesting subjects and authors, and recommending improvements in the published works.
Staff Liaison: Leslie Taylor
"The Nominating Committee shall name one candidate for Vice President and one candidate for each position on the Board which shall become vacant at the close of the next annual business meeting of ASM. The Immediate Past Chair of the Committee shall be invited to the meeting. The Nominating Committee, in making its selections to fill the vacancies on the Board of Trustees is charged with attending to proper balance of representation on the Board of Trustees with regard to geographic representation, occupational experience, knowledge of ASM; and technical, professional, and business skills." - Article V, Section 2 of the ASM Constitution
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.
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: 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 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