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.

All four 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 event.

Each Society has its Anti-Harassment/Code of Conduct policies posted on its website:

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:

  1. 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.    
  2. 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.

The Material Advantage Anti-Harassment Policies (PDF)