MS&T Student Activities
MS&T’13 Student Activities
October 27-31, 2013
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
For more information about MS&T’13, visit the conference website.
MS&T’13 Student Chapter Travel Grants
The Material Advantage Student Program offers $500 travel grants to student chapters in support of attending AISTech, the TMS annual meeting, or the ACerS and ASM annual meetings held at MS&T.The student chapter may determine how the grant is spent, either to cover many students’ hotel costs, or to cover 1 or 2 students traveling from afar. The grants are restricted to one grant per chapter per academic year. All grants are issued in check form to the chapter advisor, and will be sent after the event upon verification that the chapter was in attendance. If a chapter has special circumstances that require the checks to be issued prior to the meeting, exceptions can be made on a case per case basis. Travel grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis, so act early!
Chapters must be active and in good standing to be eligible for a travel grant.
Students may partially defray expenses by serving as session monitors. Monitors assist session chairs, record session attendance statistics, assist with audio/visual equipment, etc. Monitor positions are limited and are assigned on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Patricia Warren or by phone at +1-724-814-3152.
Professional Recruitment & Career Pavilion
Stop by the Professional Recruitment & Career Pavilion in the expo hall on Tuesday and Wednesday during regular expo hall hours. Visit booths, talk to company reps and view job postings in the Career Pavilion while you explore the exhibit hall. This is your chance to make valuable contacts with potential employers. Admission to the Career Pavilion is included in your conference registration fee.
Contests at MS&T
Boost your experience at MS&T by participating in contests. Learn about all Material Advantage Student contests at MS&T this year in Montreal, Quebec Canada. The contests are:
- Undergraduate Student Poster Contest
- Undergraduate Student Speaking Contest
- Graduate Student Poster Contest
- Mug Drop Contest
- NEW! Ceramic Disc Golf Competition
Tentative Schedule of Events
(Times are Subject to Change)
Sunday, October 27, 2013
10 a.m. - Noon: Chapter Leadership Workshop – FOR CHAPTER OFFICERS ONLY
Network and share best practices. This workshop provides a detailed introduction to the Material Advantage Student Program for chapter officers. Registration is required for this workshop as well as MS&T conference registration. This workshop is for Material Advantage Chapter Officers only. Contact Candace Cunningham if you have questions.
1 – 3 p.m., Undergraduate Student Speaking Contest Semi-Finals
4 - 5 p.m. Undergraduate Student Speaking Contest Finals
MS&T hosts the national semifinal and final rounds of the Material Advantage Undergraduate Student Speaking Contest. The purpose of the contest is to encourage undergraduate students to present technical papers and to improve their presentation skills. The presentation subject must be technical but can relate to any aspect of materials science and engineering. One contestant from a university is able to compete in this contest, and each entrant must be the winner of a local speaking contest. Participants receive a travel grant awarded at the end of the semifinal/final rounds. Winners of the finals receive cash prizes. For contest rules and national contest winner reporting forms, contact Tricia Freshour. National contestants must be reported by October 11, 2013.
6 – 7:30 p.m.: Undergraduate Student Poster Contest Display
Stop by the convention center to view all the submissions to the 2013 undergraduate poster contest. The posters will be displayed from Sunday, October 27, to Wednesday, October 30. All Material Advantage student members are eligible to enter the poster contest. For more information about this poster contest for undergraduates, contact Tricia Freshour.
8 – 10 p.m.: Student Networking Mixer
Join in this relaxed, casual, and fun atmosphere designed for students, Material Advantage Faculty Advisors, and society volunteer leaders. Students are encouraged to wear their school colors. Music will be provided.
Monday, October 28, 2013
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Undergraduate Student Poster Contest Display
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Undergraduate Student Poster Contest Display
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Mug Drop Contest
Mugs fabricated by students from ceramic raw materials are judged on aesthetics and breaking thresholds. Mugs are dropped from varying levels until the breaking threshold is reached. The mug with the highest successful drop distance wins!
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: NEW…Ceramic Disc Golf Contest
This new student-initiated contest is sure to draw a crowd! Students create discs from ceramic or glass materials to meet certain specifications and the discs are then thrown into a regulation disc golf basket. Each disc will be judged in the categories of furthest distance made and artistic merit (aesthetics). The disc that is successfully thrown into the disc golf basket from the farthest distance in the fewest number of shots will be named winner of the Ceramic Disc Golf Contest, and the most aesthetically pleasing/creative disc will be recorded as the “Best Looking” disc.
2 – 3 p.m.: Student Awards Ceremony
Congratulate the winner’s of this year’s contests: Material Advantage Chapters of Excellence, Student Speaking Contest, Graduate and Undergraduate Poster Contests, Ceramic Mug Drop Contest, Ceramic Disc Golf Contest, TMS Superalloys Awards, ASM Materials Design Competition, AIST/AISI Scholarships, and Keramos National Awards.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
7 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Undergraduate Student Poster Contest Display