Material Advantage at Iowa State: A Case Study for Student Pre- professional Society Success

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2008-01-01
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Kessler, Michael
Merrick, Emily
Genalo, Lawrence
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Genalo, Lawrence
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Materials Science and Engineering
Materials engineers create new materials and improve existing materials. Everything is limited by the materials that are used to produce it. Materials engineers understand the relationship between the properties of a material and its internal structure — from the macro level down to the atomic level. The better the materials, the better the end result — it’s as simple as that.
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For four years in a row, the Material Advantage student society at Iowa State University (ISU) has been selected as the nation’s Most Outstanding Chapter. This paper examines, as a case study, the activities and programs of the chapter at ISU, with implications to other student pre- professional societies. Activities have included plant tours, technical meetings and seminars, special events, joint meetings, community involvement, fundraising, and participation in various technical conferences. In addition, the results of a survey are presented aimed at identifying the factors that most contribute to the society’s success at ISU.

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This is a conference proceeding from Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference (2008): 1. Posted with permission.

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