Volunteer Opportunities

Chapter Volunteer Opportunities

The are several avenues for providing monetary sponsorship to the Cleveland Chapter of ASM—and all sponsorship is tax deductible since ASM International and the Cleveland Chapter are 501(c)3 corporations.

Chapter sponsorship can be in the form of Website advertising and Buyer's Guide Listings.  Companies and individuals can also be a Hospitality Sponsor providing beverages at technical meetings.  There are also specific outreach opportunities such as donations to Young Members Night, Teachers Camp, etc.

A sponsorship application form can be downloaded here: Sponsorship Application & Benefits


To continue to serve our members and our community we need all our chapter members.  In addition to attending technical meetings and social events, we encourage you to volunteer with the committee of your choice.  For more information on committees and contact points, select the Organization tab above.

Past Cleveland Chapter Volunteer/Outreach Activities

STEM Support
Judged various science fairs including the Northeast Ohio Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Participated in FIRST Robotics teams
Presented talk on orbital welding to students at the Columbiana County Career Center 
Mentored shadowing students
Mentored high school and college summer interns
Gave career talks at high schools regarding materials science and introduced them to the ASM Materials Camps
Participated in "Women in STEM" at the Henry Ford Community College
Lecturer for Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering course at CWRU
Organized annual Cleveland Chapter Teacher's Camp
Presented technical talks at various colleges
Technical speakers at ASM Teacher's and Materials Camps
Master teacher for Materials Camp

Support of ASMI Functions
Member ASM Bradley Stoughton Award Committee
Member of Material Property Database Committee
Member of ASM's Genome Material Initiative Team
Co-organized MS&T 2013 Symposium: The Materials Genome Initiative and Integrated Computational Materials Engineering
Member ASM Board of Trustees
Member Finance Committee
Board Liaison to the Heat Treat Society, the Emerging Technology Committee, and the ASM/TMS Joint Government Affairs Committee.
Member Programming Committee, Awards Policy Committee 
Editorial board and reviewer for Metallography, Microstructure and Analysis (new ASM journal)
Member of the 2012 Strategic Planning Process lead by Vice President Chris Berndt
Member of the ASM Materials Education Foundation Board
Member of ASM International's Salaries and Benefits Committee
Member of ASM International's New Products and Services Committee
Member of ASM International's Medical Devices Committee
Member of ASM HT T&P Committee
Chair, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance Committee.
Chair and Member, ASM Nominating Committee selecting the incoming Vice President and the incoming 3 Trustees
Member of joint ASM/TMS Mechanical Metallurgy Committee.
ASM Research Silver Medal Committee
Speaker at Cleveland Clinic - Medical Device Solutions, MS&T Columbus (4),
Organizer of re-write of ASM Handbook Volume 7 on Powder Metallurgy
Member, International Materials Reviews Committee

ASM Awards
Two award winners for 2011 ASM/IIM Lecture Award and Lecture presentation at the Indian Institute of Technology.
Nominated ASM fellow

Submitted articles to ASM journals
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions (4)
Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

Submitted articles to other journals
Materials Science and Technology
Journal of Metals
Journal of Materials
Materials Science and Engineering (6)
Mechanics of Materials (2)
Materials Science for Engineers and Technologists
Best Paper Award at International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites, Daytona Beach
Developments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design II
Prepared revised text for the AWS Handbook regarding molybdenum and tungsten, handbook is currently in preparation

Other Select Activities regarding Materials Science
Elected fellow, Alpha Sigma Mu, 2011 
Member International Materials Review Committee
Member TMS Mechanical Metallurgy Committee
Member TMS Leadership/Educator/Applications Practice Awards Committee
Member TMS Materials for Energy: Innovation Impact Technology Commitete
Nominee - Srinivasa P. Gutti Memorial Engineering Teaching Award (2007, 2012)
Recipient of the Cleveland Technical Societies Council Technical Educator Award 
Recipient of the Cleveland Technical Societies Council Technical Achievement Award
Chaired Subcommittee B10.04 (Molybdenum and Tungsten) of ASTM B10 (Reactive and Refractory Metals and Metal Powder Products)
Member of ASTM F01 (Electronics) and ASTM B09 (Metal Powders )
Style editor for and contributor to the MolyReview, published by the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA)
Editorial Board of International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials