Each of the four partners — ACerS, AIST, ASM and TMS — in the Material Advantage student program provide a staff liaison for the day-to-day business. Below are the current staff contacts for each and a brief description of the partner’s role in the administration of the program.
ACerS — Tricia Freshour, The American Ceramic Society, +1.614.794.5827. ACerS is responsible for the Material Advantage website and special programming, such as Congressional Visits Days and contests at MS&T.
AIST — Chris McKelvey, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, +1.724.814.3076. AIST is responsible for marketing the Material Advantage program and producing the monthly Material Advantage Newsletter.
ASM International— ASM International, +1.440.338.5151. ASM is responsible for administering the Material Advantage chapters and various chapter awards, such as Chapters of Excellence.
TMS — Bryn Simpson, The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society, +1.724.776.9000, ext. 259. TMS is responsible for administration of Material Advantage memberships, including annual dues.