Material Advantage Information

Student Chapter Information

Start a Student Chapter

Material Advantage Student Chapters are a great way for students to network, volunteer, and develop leadership skills. Chapters are supported by the student program with chapter rebates, startup funds, and chapter competitions. To learn more about student chapters, and to join, please visit Be sure to download the Student Chapter Handbook to get a comprehensive overview of Material Advantage and its chapter structure.

How to Form a Material Advantage Student Chapter:

  1. Have at least 15 students registered with the Material Advantage Program.
  2. Find a faculty member who will act as the chapter's advisor.
  3. Fill out and submit the below documents to

     Chapter Application Form

     Chapter Petition Form

     Chapter Bylaws

     Chapter Officer Listing

     Faculty Advisor Application

Not sure if your school has an active Material Advantage Chapter? Be sure to check our Active Student Chapter list. 

Chapter Administration Forms

In order for chapters to remain active and in good standing with the Material Advantage Program, they must submit an Annual Report and Officer List. Remaining active allows chapters to receive annual rebates, compete in chapter competitions, the option to apply for chapter grants, and be recognized with the four partner societies at the national level. This report is due June 1st of every year.

Annual Report and Officer List

Chapters can also compete in the Chapters of Excellence Award Program. This optional competition application must be submitted along with the Annual Report and Officer List located above. Please go to the Material Advantage website for more information on this competition.

Have an Officer or Faculty Advisor change? Please email

MS&T Conference Chapter Grants

The Material Science and Technology Conference is the premier event for Material Advantage Students. With cutting edge technical presentations, special student programming, and travel grants available to student chapters, MS&T is a top conference destination. Be sure to check out the MS&T webpage for more details on specific student programming, the Chapter Leadership Workshop, and registration. Details on grants for chapters is also available at the link above.