|This story appears in The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's student newsletter Professional Preface, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 1.|
Every year ASM and TMS recognize student chapters for increasing their membership. Winning for the highest percentage of membership increase in 2002 was the University of Texas at Austin and winning in the Most Creative category was the University of Maryland. Overall, 67 students were recruited during this year’s membership challenge, and ASM & TMS thank all chapters participating. Some samples of creative recruitment strategies are: department parties and picnics, high school visits, hosting a campus “Engineering Day,” senior project research presentations, guest speakers, field trips, graduate student seminars, web pages, bulletin boards, e-mail lists of other students, homecoming floats, and department newsletters. Your continued support of the Joint ASM/TMS Student Chapter Program is much appreciated. The following chapters increased their membership by 15% or greater: University of Texas at Austin 100%, University of Maryland 44%, University of Nevada at Reno, 77%, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, 75%, Alfred University, 39%, Washington State University, 30%, and Iowa State University, 15%.
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