For Students

Undergraduate and graduate students can access a number of the technical resources and benefits available to professional TMS members by joining the Material Advantage student program (which is run jointly by TMS, the American Ceramic Society, ASM International, and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology) and/or the TMS Graduate Program. Outlined below are some of the programs that TMS offers for its student members, through the Material Advantage program and and the TMS Graduate Program.

Please note that all undergraduate and graduate students wishing to join TMS are eligible for Material Advantage membership. There is no individual TMS undergraduate student membership program however there is a TMS Graduate Program.

Material Advantage Membership

Become a member of the Material Advantage student society to access the benefits and resources of TMS and three other materials-related societies.


Learn how to apply for undergraduate and graduate scholarships from TMS.

Travel Grants

 Offset the cost of traveling to the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition or Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference by applying for travel grants.

Materials Bowl

Join in this fun, materials-themed knowledge and trivia competition held each year at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

Technical Division Student Poster Contest

Display your work before an international audience of TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition attendees at the annual student poster contest.

Best Paper Contest

Enter your technical research or materials-themed essay in our annual best paper contest. 

Contact Us

To learn more about TMS student programs, contact us by e-mail or at 1-724-776-9000.

Additional opportunities for contests and scholarships, as well as information on student chapters, can be accessed through the Material Advantage student website.