Material Advantage Student Program Policies
Material Advantage Anti-Harassment Policies
The Material Advantage Student Program is organized by a partnership of the four leading materials science-related societies – ACerS, AIST, ASM International, and TMS.
partner societies are committed to ensuring that all Material Advantage activities
are free from discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation of any form. The Material Advantage partnership does not
tolerate harassment in any form of anyone attending any Material Advantage
Each Society has its Anti-Harassment/Code of Conduct policies posted on its website:
- The American Ceramic Society (ACerS):
- Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST):
- ASM International (ASM):
- The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS):
What To Do:
Anyone who witnesses or is subject to any form of harassment as part of a Material Advantage event or activity has two options:
- At an event site, immediately notify any available society staff member. For example, at the MS&T meeting, staff are located at the registration area, the information booths, or the Society lounges. The staff members will immediately contact the society leadership to assure that you receive a response as soon as possible.
- Consult the above-referenced individual society policies and determine to which society you prefer to file a report. Follow the guidance provided. A society representative will act promptly. Any action that the society decides as appropriate in response to the report will be honored by the other partners in matters concerning Material Advantage.