Membership Challenge

Congratulations to the Fall 2013 Membership Challenge Winners!
Most Students Recruited:  Missouri University of Science and Technology with 44 new members
Most Creative Recruitment Strategy:  Colorado School of Mines

The Membership Challenge is a recruitment contest between student chapters occurring October 1-31 and March 1-31 each year. This contest is intended to challenge student members to recruit new Material Advantage Student Members. Contest winners receive recognition and prizes for the most creative strategies and the highest percentage increase in chapter membership. All chapters increasing their membership by a minimum of 15% during the Membership Challenge may be recognized in society publications and at conferences. All submissions must be postmarked by November 1 and April 1 to be eligible.

Check out the great ideas that some of our chapters are using to recruit new members!

How To Participate

There are two categories in which your chapter can participate:

I. Most Creative Recruitment Strategies ~ $250.00

Chapters must submit a record of the month’s recruitment activities and programs. A one-page description of the recruitment strategies used as well as photographs that show the chapter spirit, recruitment activities, and/or new members should be included. The chapter that implements the most creative program to recruit new members while achieving a minimum 15% increase in membership will win this contest. An article recognizing the chapter may be published in the American Ceramic Society Bulletin, AIST’s Iron & Steel Technology, Advanced Materials and Processes, ASM News and JOM’s Professional Preface. The winning chapter will also receive $250.

II. Most Students Recruited ~ $500.00

The chapter with the highest percentage of membership increase during the Membership Challenge may be recognized in the American Ceramic Society Bulletin, AIST’s Iron & Steel Technology, Advanced Materials and Processes, ASM News and JOM’s Professional Preface. The winning chapter will also receive $500.

Submission Deadline

All entries must be submitted together at the end of the month. All entries must be accompanied by the Membership Challenge Cover Sheet and postmarked no later than November 1 and April 1 of each year.

Rules & Procedures

Only new members will count towards chapter growth; renewal of existing memberships may be submitted but will not be counted in this contest. Your chapter must have a minimum of ten active members; if you have fewer than ten members, any increase beyond ten will be considered.

Starting chapter membership size will be determined based on existing Material Advantage Membership as of September 30 and February 28. Only applications submitted with the cover sheet will be included when calculating chapter growth.

You may enter both categories; however, the same chapter cannot win both categories.

Photographs submitted may be published and will not be returned.

For more information about the Membership Challenge, contact ASM.