Professional Affiliations

2022-2023 Membership Drive Info

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MRS – Materials Research Society

In addition to hosting two annual conferences, MRS inspires and supports scientists and engineers from around the world through professional, advocacy, and outreach initiatives.

The Fall MRS meeting is held in Boston at the end of November/beginning of December. BU MSE students are encouraged to register by the early bird deadline and submit their badge and registration receipt for reimbursement using the Division Business and Travel Expense Report.


ASM International – American Society of Materials

ASM events include the annual ASM Materials Experience, meetings, and panels.  We are engaged with the ASM Boston chapter.

Founded in 1933, ASM International has now over 36,000 members with a broad range of expertise in Materials Science and Engineering. The BU Chapter materialized in 2011 to help students advance their knowledge and careers in the field.

ASM mission:
  • Advancing careers and knowledge in materials science through networking and collaboration with leaders in the field
  • Increase Awareness of cutting-edge technology
  • Explore Industry Exposure
  • Help its Members to Achieve Advanced Careers
To join ASM please follow these steps:

By going through this process you become a “Material Advantage” student member, which includes membership to ASM International, The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), and the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST).

  1. Log on to the Material Advantage program page, and select “New User”, then proceed by entering your information and following the steps to create your TMS account.
  2. Once your TMS account is created, use the “Click Here” link to apply for membership. Select “Material Advantage Student”, then click next. Enter your education background then proceed to the payment screen. “Material Advantage Student” should be highlighted at a reduced rate. Click through until you can enter your credit card information, then submit the order.
  3. If you are a MSE student, save the order confirmation (print screen or print to pdf) and submit it for reimbursement.
  4. Send the following information to our Membership Coordinator at
    • Full Name
    • Degree Program
    • Anticipated Graduation Date
    • Advisor (if applicable)
    • Email Address
    • Member ID (it will be emailed to you from Material Advantage after payment is received.)