Materials Bowl

Material Advantage chapters are invited to participate in the TMS Materials Bowl, a materials-themed knowledge and trivia competition held each year at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. To compete, each school's Material Advantage chapter can assemble a team of four chapter members to represent their school. Only one team per school is permitted, and each team may include no more than one graduate student. Teams compete in one elimination round, and then a championship game is held for cash prizes.


Each member of the winning team receives $250, and the winning chapter receives $500.  The second place team receives $500 for the chapter.

Winning Team Receives:

Second Place Team Receives:


2023 TMS Materials Bowl: Sign Up to Compete

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PT 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 TMS Materials Bowl, to be held at the TMS 2023 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego, California. Click on the button to fill out the Materials Bowl application form. Please have the names of your teammates and faculty advisor ready when you complete the form. Deadline to apply is February 24, 2023.

Apply for 2023 Materials Bowl

2022 Materials Bowl: Escape to Anaheim Winner

University of Minnesota

Previous Winners

Each year, a new team name is added to the Materials Bowl trophy. Check out past years' winners:

2020 – Colorado School of Mines
2019 – Colorado School of Mines
2018 – Colorado School of Mines
2017 – University of North Texas (Denton) 
2016 – University of Utah
2015 – Colorado School of Mines
2014 – University of Florida
2013 – Colorado School of Mines
2012 – Colorado School of Mines
2011 – University of Utah
2010 – Colorado School of Mines
2009 – Colorado School of Mines
2008 – University of Tennessee
2007 – Florida International University

Contact Us

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