Student Organizations

Student orgs


Michigan Materials Society

The Michigan Materials Society (MMS) is a student run organization open to all students in the Materials Science and Engineering department or anyone with an interest in materials. During the school year, we hold weekly luncheons, where invited speakers give presentations on materials-related topics. These range from discussions of new technology to case studies related to MSE. This year, the luncheons are held on Fridays from 11:30a-12:30p during fall and 12:30p-1:30p during winter terms.

Our organization is aimed at giving students, in MSE or any other major, a broader perspective of the MSE field. In addition we host social events such as IM sports, a department-wide picnic in the fall and spring, and student/faculty mixers in order to promote interaction outside of the classroom and friendship.

We also serve as a link to many of the professional material societies (ASM, TMS, ACers, MRS, etc), and offer opportunities for students to get involved with these societies.


Alpha Sigma Mu

Alpha Sigma Mu is the honorary metallurgical and materials engineering society designed to recognize outstanding students in these programs who attain high rank in scholarship and who possess to a high degree the qualities of exemplary integrity, leadership, and initiative.

By this recognition and by establishing high standards for ethical conduct and emphasizing the obligation each of these students has to contribute to the well being of his fellowman, this society promotes the overall best interest of this profession.