Beginning on August 1, 2012, the membership dues for Material Advantage will increase from US$25 to US$30. This marks the first time since the program’s inception that a dues increase is being implemented. Over the years, the four partner organizations (ACerS, AIST, ASM and TMS) have increased their own professional membership dues to keep up with increased costs of materials and delivering services to members. Increasing student dues has been considered a few times in the past.

Program partners remain committed to exploring ways of increasing the value of membership in Material Advantage, in areas such as developing new contests and increasing travel assistance. Just last summer, the membership “year” was extended for new members: anyone who joins after August 1st becomes a member for the remainder of the current year, and all of the following year.

Visit the Material Advantage Student Program website.