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Student Membership


Material Advantage Student Membership Program

Material Advantage, the ACerS, AIST, ASM and TMS student program, is the premier membership for students who want to make the most out of their ceramic and materials engineering education. Any student currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution majoring in the field of materials science & engineering or a related engineering discipline is eligible to join Material Advantage for only $30!


ACerS Talks To…   Student Site
 Laura Burka, Graduate Student, Clemson University

Laura Burka Hill,  Clemson University

“Membership in Material Advantage has provided affordable opportunities to attend conferences and build a network of student and professional contacts. Being in such a small field, it’s been helpful to have a link to other schools through fellow students with interest in ceramics.”


ACerS Member Benefits for Students

ACerS delivers valuable ceramic-related resources to students, helping in class and lab work and future endeavors, including:


  • Make connections with member-only access to the membership directory; search for colleagues and friends as well as make new contacts in the materials community
  • Free online access to ceramicSOURCE, the publication that brings materials buyers and sellers together in a directory format
  • Networking opportunities
  • ACerS Career Center – search for jobs and post your resume for free. Access to the Material Advantage Career Connection and Employment Center.
  • Opportunities to get involved in specialty groups such as students, young professionals, divisions, and sections
  • Award and recognition opportunities
Discounts & Savings  

To become a Material Advantage Student Member, complete the online application form. Applications are received, processed and billed by TMS.  For more information, visit the Material Advantage site.


ACerS Associate Membership

Upon graduation, all Material Advantage Student Members are eligible to receive a free 12-month Associate Membership, a $120 value. In the second year, Associate Membership dues are only $40. Complete the membership application online or download the membership application and mail or fax it.


Get Involved in ACerS as a Student
Do you have a strong interest in ceramics and hold strong leadership qualities? If so, you can play a big part in the future of the ceramics profession by being involved in ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA). The PCSA is a student-led committee of ACerS whose mission is to engage students as active and long-term leaders in the ceramics community and to increase participation in ACerS at the local and national levels. All PCSA delegates are nominated by their faculty advisors. Learn more about the PCSA’s goals and future plans!



Contact Tricia Freshour for more details about Student and Associate Membership with ACerS!







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